There are several good reasons to invest in document shredding services. Here are just a few:
Enhance Peace of Mind
An important reason to invest in professional document shredding services is to enhance your overall peace of mind. You will know that your clients' personal information is being properly and safely taken care of, and you won't have to rely on employees to be meticulous when important paperwork has to be disposed of. And you won't have to worry about anyone accidentally or purposefully taking any confidential documents out of the office with them. Every document you send for shredding is often accounted for by your service provider so you know that it's been destroyed and don't have to ever think about it again.
Minimize Office Clutter
Outsourcing your document shredding services to another company will also help you minimize clutter within your office space. Instead of paperwork and documents piling up until someone has time to shred them, you can send documents out as your designated container fills up to your shredding service. And you won't have to store any shredding equipment which can take up valuable space that could better be utilized as a work station or storage for active account files.
Increase Production Levels
If your office deals with a lot of information-sensitive documents, you can only process new reports and files as quickly as you can destroy the old stuff. Otherwise, you would be overwhelmed with the management of sensitive documents that could ruin your business if they ever got out. Working with a service provider will allow you to process as many files and documents as you want to because they should be able to handle whatever workload you send to them. The more documents you can process and safely destroy, the more customers you can serve in the long run.
Avoid Management Inconvenience
If you shred documents in-house, you'll spend time and money on maintenance throughout the year to keep your shredding machine in good shape. If you don't have the time to maintain the shredder yourself, you will have to hire someone to do the maintenance for you.
And no matter how well you take care of your shredding machine, you can count on having to make repairs and replace parts in the future. Hiring a document shredding service will allow you to avoid the need for a shredding machine overall, and therefore, the need for maintenance and the risk of a break down will be non-existent.