Football season is in full swing and whether you’re a fan of the Canadian Football League or the NFL, you know defense wins games. We love the “pick 6,” when an interception is returned for a touchdown. In the spirit of the season, we’ve decided to answer the six document shredding questions we hear most often:
Q: What are the benefits of having my documents professionally shredded?
A: A professional shredding service offers many benefits, and privacy protection is at the top of the list. Industrial-grade shredders with cross-cut blades shred your documents to a particle size much smaller than consumer-grade shredding machines. This lowers your risk of a data breach leading to identity theft or business fraud.
Next, professional shredding saves you money by allowing your skilled employees to focus on their core tasks instead of feeding paper through an office shredder. Last, but not least a NAID AAA Certified document destruction provider uses processes that ensure your compliance with federal and provincial privacy laws. You receive a Certificate of Destruction each time your documents are shredded.
Q: How does scheduled shredding work?
A: With a scheduled shredding service, secure shredding consoles are delivered to your facility and strategically placed in office areas for free. The consoles come in several sizes and styles to fit your destruction needs and office décor. Then, when your consoles are full, a screened technician comes to your business to empty them, and based on your preference, shreds your documents on-site or transports them to a shredding plant for off-site destruction.
Q: I work from home. Can I still have my documents professionally shredded?
A: Yes, you can choose from two shredding options. With a residential shredding service, a mobile shredding vehicle comes to your home for secure on-site destruction. When you’re on-the-go, it may be more convenient for you to use a drop-off shredding service.
Q: Do I have to remove the staples and paperclips from my documents?
A: No, industrial-grade shredders can handle staples, paper clips and other non-paper items. Ask about having your hard drives and other media destroyed, too.
Q: Is professional shredding expensive?
A: No, a shredding service saves you money. It eliminates having to buy, maintain and repair unreliable and time-consuming office shredders and paying your valuable, skilled employees to shred paper. With a shredding service, you’re only charged by the frequency of service and volume of material shredded.
Q: Is my paper recycled after shredding?
A: Yes. Immediately after shredding, your paper is baled and transported to an authorized recycling partner. At the recycling facility, your shredded paper is pulped and used to produce a wide variety of paper products.
We hope these answers help fortify your privacy protection strategy!
FileBank offers document shredding solutions to businesses throughout Canada. For more information about our services, please call us at 800-377-3453 or complete the form on this page.