Document Destruction Doesn’t Happen in Your Trashcan

A common thing victims of digital identity theft often say is, “But I deleted all my files!” This is concerning for us at FileShred for a number of reasons, the primary one being the reason for today’s PSA: deletion isn’t destruction. What many people don’t realize is that the almighty “delete” key actually doesn’t have much power. More or less, this action removes files from sight, but it doesn’t actually clear them from the hard drive, SM card, etc. That means you’re still just as vulnerable to information theft whether you delete or not. The same goes for printed materials. If you’re a home or business owner who frequently disposes of documents containing confidential data, it’s unwise to toss them in the trash or drop them off at a recycling center. Your information isn’t safe just because it’s out of sight in your garbage can. In fact, the majority of identity thefts still originate from hard copies because it’s far easier to steal paper than hack a hard drive. The only way to guarantee true protection is through reliable document destruction, and we at FileShred have helped countless home and business owners over the years take control of their data safety.
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Document Shredding Services for Businesses

Our team at FileShred provides on-site document shredding services for businesses all over the country, whether your needs are big or small, one-time or recurring. All you have to do is schedule an appointment, and our knowledgeable team will walk you through the rest. If you want regular, scheduled service, you only need two things. First, you’ll need to set up a schedule with us, letting us know whether you prefer daily, weekly, biweekly, monthly, or quarterly shredding services. The other thing we’ll set you up with is our secure shredding containers. If you’re not sure of your needs, our staff is skilled in assessing your situation to determine what kind of container you need and frequency with which you’ll need service.

The importance of proper document destruction for businesses can’t be stressed enough, especially in regard to legal compliance. These federal and state regulations mean businesses are responsible for the security of confidential information of others. Businesses like legal offices, medical practices, labs, educational institution, research facilities, and more tend to collect and store high quantities of sensitive data belonging to other parties. If proper disposal of these records isn’t carried out, businesses can be heavily penalized and fined. With FileShred’s secure document destruction services, companies never have to worry about information getting into the wrong hands.

Residential On-Site Shredding

If you’re a homeowner that collects sensitive records or is ready to free up space from all those unnecessary file boxes, our experts provide on-site shredding for you as well. No one wants to sit and shred countless documents using a small home shredder. FileShred offers convenient, thorough shredding that comes right to you. When you schedule on-site shredding services, our trained drivers come directly to your home and load your materials into our powerful trucks. You can then watch the entire shredding process as our advanced equipment takes care of every document, including paper clips, staples, etc. At FileShred, we aim to make your life easier by providing professional data security measures.

If you’re interested in our document destruction services, give our team a call at (855) 54-SHRED or find out more information about specific locations.