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Top 5 Reasons to Hate Your Office Shredder

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Shredding sensitive information is a job best left to the professionals. While an in-house office shredder may seem like a wise investment, the truth of the matter is, office shredders aren’t as efficient as industrial paper shredders. If you want to protect your reputation, your customers’ information, and the information of your employees, your best bet is to sign up with a document destruction specialist.

Here are the top 5 reasons why you should hate your office shredder.

It Wastes Time

Delegating paper shredding to an employee is a misuse of time and money. In-house shredders often jam and don’t do the job efficiently. Wouldn’t you rather that your employees spend their time on revenue-generating activities, like customer service and sales, than on paper shredding?

It Isn’t Secure

Office shredders only shred paper into thin strips, which are then tossed in the regular trash. Unfortunately, someone can easily reassemble these pieces, opening yourself up to all kinds of trouble. If you’re shredding personnel files, old bank statements, or customer information, you run the risk of having this information fall into the wrong hands. An industrial shredder, like Legal Shred’s mobile shredding trucks can shred more paper more efficiently, making the documents themselves useless and unable to be put back together.

Employees Can Be the Problem

Should you be entrusting your sensitive information with employees? A disgruntled employee can easily take proprietary and confidential documents to a competitor, or use information for identity theft. In a perfect world, everyone is trustworthy and competent, but it’s better to leave document destruction to a certified and insured specialist who can guarantee your information is kept safe and secure.

Office Shredders Cannot Destroy Media

Do you have old hard drives, disks, and other media that need to be destroyed? Your office shredder is not equipped to get the job done.  Hard drive shredding is the only true way to achieve peace of mind when disposing of an old computer, and mobile shredding trucks like the one’s Legal Shred uses can safely and securely destroy old media.

Office Shredders Cannot Guarantee Protection from the Law

When you shred in-house, there is no proof of destruction or record of compliance. Laws like FACTA, HIPAA, Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, Privacy Act of 1974, RCRA, and FERPA all require sensitive information be destroyed in a legal manner. Failure to do so may result in hefty fines and come with legal trouble.

Leave the document destruction to the pros like Legal Shred. Using our service gives you a verified, ongoing record of regular compliance with legally mandated information destruction requirements, and keeps your resources in tact so your employees can do what they were hired to do, saving you time and money.

Ditch the office shredder and contact Legal Shred today for a quote!

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