Is it Safe to Shred Your Documents Using An Office Shredder?

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With many of us working from home the past few months, you may have started to accumulate some paperwork.

When you’re working at the office, you may have a designated lockable shred bin to discard any unwanted documents. At home, you may be allowing documents to stack up on your desk, which can become a bit of nuisance and a distraction. Having a clean workspace leads to greater productivity and creativity, so it benefits you as well.

Additionally,  you could find yourself or your clients at risk if you give in to your urge to throw the papers in the recycling bin.

So, you wonder if purchasing a shredder to have at your home may be a good idea.

While shredding your documents is better than not shredding at all, an office shredder isn’t the safest option when it comes to protecting yourself.

Let’s take a look at some reasons why shredding your documents using a small shredder can put you at risk.

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Paper Strips Put You At Risk

It’s better to shred your documents rather than throw your documents out while they are fully intact.

A problem with using a personal paper shredder is how it cuts up the paper.

When you use a paper shredder, it usually cuts the paper into strips. It may seem like a bit of a stretch, but the pieces of these documents can be reassembled, either by hand or with computer technology. The last thing you’d want is to be put at risk for a data breach.

Professional shredding companies use high powered shredding equipment to shred your documents into millions of pieces. We also take care of the leftover remains after shredding has been completed and present you with a Certificate of Destruction.

Using an Office Shredder Takes Time

Time is something that we can never get back once it’s gone.

Wasting time shredding documents is not something you want to worry about. It can take a shredder hours to destroy a significant amount of paper; it takes a professional company less than a minute! Using a shredding company increases productivity. If you’re worried about the hassle of booking an appointment, don’t worry; you can schedule an appointment instead.

You’re Not Protected in The Event of a Data Breach

If the worst were to happen and you or your business got hit with a data breach, you will be asked to provide proof that you destroyed your documents securely. With a personal shredder, you can’t provide that evidence. When you choose a trusted document destruction company, you are always given a Certificate of Destruction as proof of your compliance.

Choose Us For Your Shredding Needs

Abraham’s on-site shredding ensures that your documents are properly destroyed every single time. We offer a wide range of on-site shredding services to meet your needs.

To find out more about our offerings, call us today at 262-877-8878 or send us a message online.