The Perils of DIY Shredding

D.I.Y. disaster. Badly constructed wooden D I Y sign letters representing bad do it yourself. White background with copy space. Are you shredding your documents in-house? Have you considered the risks of DIY shredding? In this blog, we help you reconsider your current document destruction strategy.

1. Limited Privacy

One of the biggest drawbacks of DIY shredding is security. Sometimes you may toss a document in a trash can or recycling container to save time and eliminate the headaches of using an office shredder. If you’re busy, outdated files with sensitive information can sit on your desk for days or weeks. Unfortunately, just one mishandled document can lead to a costly data breach.

A professional shredding service offers a reliable privacy protection solution. Certified, insured professionals wearing photo IDs follow a strict chain of custody protocol while collecting and destroying your information. They destroy your confidential documents at your business with state-of-the art mobile shredding trucks.

2. Cost

DIY shredding is expensive. Just one employee shredding for 15 minutes a day can cost your company hundreds of dollars every month. If you multiply this by many employees, you can clearly see the financial loss involved.

However, with the right mobile shredding provider, you can avoid this pitfall and save thousands of dollars a year. Your documents are destroyed on-site at your business in a matter of minutes, without you having to lift a finger.

3. Employee Safety

Employee safety is an overlooked aspect of DIY shredding. Faulty office shredders can overheat and cause a fire. Your employees can be injured trying to remove paper jams from the shredding blades or getting jewelry, clothing or hair caught in them during shredding. Dust particles from shredded documents diminish office air quality and can have negative effects on respiratory health.

A mobile shredding service eliminates these risks. Your documents are shredded in your parking lot by trained professionals.

4. Compliance

Most businesses must comply with state and federal privacy regulations, including the following:

  • HIPAA
  • FACTA
  • GLBA

DIY shredding makes it difficult to comply with these laws. Without a written, verifiable document destruction policy, your business can be fined. Outsourcing your shredding to a qualified, secure shredding services company helps you follow state and federal privacy regulations. Each time they shred your documents, you receive a Certificate of Destruction.

If you are ready to say, “goodbye” to your office shredder, we can help!

Land Shark Shredding offers secure document destruction services in Kentucky, Illinois, Indiana, Tennessee, and the Orlando, Florida area. To get a free quote or learn more about our NAID AAA Certified mobile on-site shredding services, please contact us by phone at 270-793-0880 or complete the form on this page.

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