A lot of companies use shredding services to handle their commercial paper shredding needs. Offices generate a lot of paper still today and some companies more than others. When there is private and sensitive information on that paperwork, it becomes essential to protect yourself, your business and the information you have. Identity theft is a real problem. Criminals are quite happy to break into locked dumpsters and steal whatever useful documents they find. Paper shredding companies can come to you or come collect your documents and make them completely unusable.
Is it safe to hand documents over?
Some people hesitate to use a service for paper shredding because there is concern about handing over such information to someone else. How do you know if you can trust them to properly destroy the papers? Do they take their responsibility seriously? What guarantees do you have that criminals are not just going to steal all that data from them?
A professional document shredding Gold Coast service is not the kind of place an identity thief will head to get the data they want. There are far more security measures there to protect the documents before they are destroyed and in the people working for them who have access to it before there is shredding. Everything has a proper process it must go through and everything is monitored. The fact is people throw out things in their own personal garbage that are easier pickings for such criminals. When you find a reputable and professional service you know you are in secure and safe hands.
Onsite and offsite shredding services
Most services offer two options for shredding, onsite and offsite. If you are nervous about the documents and data you are handing over, you can choose to have it done onsite. This means you set up an area where they can come in with commercial paper shredding equipment, and they will shred everything there in front of you or one of your employees. It usually involves a commercial shredder and a truck. You then sign off on the shredding and they drive the shredded documents away to be recycled or destroyed.
Look for a reputable company
With document shredding Gold Coast reputable companies, you get confidential and safe shredding. The right company will have great reviews from other clients. They can give you references from recent clients and when you contact them they can talk to about their experience. Look online for sites that independently review paper shredding companies in your area and see who performs well and who does not. Make sure they have good equipment that can handle your volume of shredding. Choose people who have experience and have been around for a few years as that means they are likely more reliable as they have a history you can look into. Compare the quotes and choose the one you find to be fair but avoid choosing the cheapest without looking into their process and reputation.