Shredding During Self-Isolation and Physical Distancing
The COVID-19 pandemic has affected us all in one way or another. What began as whisperings of a flu has transformed into a global pandemic. During this time, there is a lot of fear and uncertainty.
The announcement of a pandemic drastically shifted life as we know it. Schools, restaurants and stores shut down. Employees are now working from home. For some, it could mean working from home for the first time ever. Working from home is commonly viewed as the ideal and the envy of those who trudge into the office and commute on a daily basis.
While working from home has it’s benefits, it also poses some risks. You may be wondering: what possible risks could there be, other than the arduous walk from your bedroom to your office to begin your work day? Well, let’s consider this: at work, presumably you have a lockable bin to store confidential documents, but at home, how are you getting rid of sensitive documents? We have a solution for you: residential shredding.
Let’s get into how residential shredding would work for you during these times.
Why is Residential Shredding Important?
Understandably, you may be wondering why document destruction matters when you are at home.
At the office, it is true that there are a lot more risks involved.
If your office is open to the public, for example, wandering eyes could get a hold of confidential materials left on your desk.
While that risk is extremely low at home, it is still important to be mindful of the disposal of your documents. Whether it’s your personal or work-related documents, they should be disposed of properly. Due to certain federal and state laws, documents must be destroyed to maintain compliance.
Identity theft affects 1 in 10 Americans. Don’t allow yourself to become a part of the statistics. While shredding work documents is critical, make sure you shred your own sensitive personal documents in order to protect yourself.
What Documents Should I Shred?
- Documents that contain personal information such as name, birthday, address, phone number or email
- Employee pay stubs
- Void checks
- Credit card information
- Copy of Sales Receipts
- Copies of sales receipts
- Confidential client information
- Employment records
How Does It Work?
At Abraham’s Shredding, we make the process simple.
Schedule an appointment by contacting one of our team members. On the day of your appointment, we will arrive at your residence in one of our fully-equipped, mobile shred trucks to destroy all of the documents that are no longer needed.
As this is a time of physical distancing, we encourage you to leave your documents in a container outside your residence so that there is no physical contact. One of our professionals will pick up your documents and destroy all your documents on-site. If you’d like to watch the process from inside or from a distance away, feel free to do so.
We will then present you with a Certificate of Destruction to provide proof that your documents were destroyed successfully.
Abraham’s has been providing shredding services to Southeastern Wisconsin and Northeastern Illinois for over 20 years.
At this time, we continue to provide document destruction services to the public while ensuring our staff is taking the necessary precautions during this troubling time. Read our full statement regarding COVID-19 here or reach out for any of your shredding needs by contacting us online or calling 262-877-8878.