Imagex provides various services to streamline your paperless digitization goals, as well as secure document shredding to assist you in getting rid of all of your paper! There are various reasons people turn to shredding—whether it’s for policy reasons at work or security concerns—and we are happy to provide any services needed. When it comes to document shredding, it is required by law that documents be destroyed securely. This is especially true for companies in the medical, legal, and government fields. Legal requirements for these fields include having the documents shredded and destroyed, then providing evidence that the shredding process was successful.
Give us a call at (703) 883-2500 or request an estimate online for shredding services.
There are a few things you will want to look for when you are hiring someone to take care of your company’s shredding needs, including:
Do I need a document shredding service?
Yes, you do need shredding services. A lot of businesses often make the mistake of assuming they can do the shredding on their own. However, shredding your own documents doesn’t provide the security needed for the task. Your clients’ and employees’ information should be handled privately and securely – which is why you should trust a third-party shredding service.
Isn’t it safer if I just ask my own employees to shred the documents?
While this option may be cost-effective, it is also very risky. When you use your own employees for document shredding, it is a risk because they are likely knowledgeable about which materials contain sensitive information. When it comes to data destruction, the less a person knows about the documents, the better.
Can I just take documents directly to a recycling facility?
Though all documents end up in the recycling plant, the state in which they arrive matters. If you take them directly to a recycling plant without getting shredding first, you run the risk of exposing your data to the people at the recycling plant. It’s safer to get your documents shredded privately and effectively before they are taken to a recycling facility.