When it comes to confidential documents, you don’t want to put your company at risk if the information would get into the wrong hands. Businesses often think a simple solution is to purchase an office shredder. However, there are some things that are usually not considered when it comes to shredding internally.

The Hidden Costs of an Office Shredder

It might seem like a relatively cost-effective way to shred your documents, but what you might not have considered are the costs associated with an office shredder. Imagine a small business, with boxes and boxes of paperwork to shred. Is it really worth an employee’s time to spend hours shredding documents?

There may also be unexpected costs such as repairs and regular maintenance. These costs can add up quickly.

Subpar Shredding

Many office shredders shred your paper into a strip-cut style. The paper is cut into long vertical strips about ¼ inch thick. Strip-cut paper is extremely easy to reassemble, taking some people as little as 10 minutes to reassemble a page! That can put confidential information like customer information or proprietary company information at risk.

Work With a Professional Shredding Service

Working with a professional shredding service is a “better safe than sorry” approach when it comes to protecting your business records. Stevens & Stevens provides NAID AAA Certified secure paper shredding as well as destruction of computer hard drives and all forms of magnetic media.

We have screened and trained personnel that collect your confidential information and securely transport it back to our plant-based shredding facility. After your documents have been shredded, we’ll provide you with a Certificate of Destruction. This secure and verifiable process offers the most cost-effective method for securely disposing of your private and confidential information.

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