The Benefits of Residential Shredding in Minneapolis
Incidences of identity theft are on the rise and it’s becoming more of a threat every day. You hear about data breaches and customers getting their personal information exploited daily. Even the big, seemingly safe companies you may shop at often aren’t immune from the dangers of identity theft. Businesses and individuals alike need to be more aware of how and where they send their private information—especially when they’re disposing of documents that contain personal information.
One of the best ways to protect yourself against identity theft is to shred all of your documents before they leave your home. Here are several of the advantages of residential paper shredding in Minneapolis.
Advantages of Minneapolis Paper Shredding’s Residential Shredding Services
Shredding documents with a basic at-home or office shredder can be extremely time-consuming. Your stack of documents may not seem very large until you sit down to tackle your project, only to find that your simple shredder just can’t handle the job. Personal shredders easily get jammed and overheat, and can only shred 3-5 papers at a time, effectively slowing down your project to a snail’s pace. And don’t even try to send staples or paper clips through a small shredder—the entire show comes to a standstill.
To make matter worse, at-home shredding can be messy. The minuscule pieces of shredded paper can easily spill everywhere creating a paper crime scene, which means you’ll have to spend extra time cleaning up. This is where Minneapolis Paper Shredding can help.
One of the main benefits of hiring a residential paper shredding company is how much time it saves you. Instead of taking hours (or days) to shred your documents, shredding services use industrial shredders that can shred pounds of paper in minutes. And added security is a bonus you get when using a shredding service. Most shredding service providers work with large companies and are legally obligated to carefully document their process, go through proper procedures, and provide the safest shredding possible.
What Exactly Do I Need to Shred?
If you have a stack of documents and aren’t sure what to shred and what can simply be thrown out, we recommend shredding everything. It might seem like overkill, but having your identity stolen will create consequences you won’t want to deal with. Anything (even digital records) that has personally identifiable information needs to be disposed of securely and properly. You can check out our list of business documents that need to be shredded here to get an idea, but all types of legal documents, financial statements, pre-approved credit card applications, ATM receipts, and anything with your social security number should be promptly shredded.
The cost of your project really depends on several factors—how much you have to shred, what type of service you’re looking for, and where you’re located in Minneapolis all contribute to the price you’ll pay. We suggest getting multiple quotes for your project to ensure you are getting the best deal possible. You will have a choice between mobile shredding, where a shredding company comes and shreds your documents at your curbside, and off-site shredding, where they pick up your papers and transport them to a secure Minneapolis shredding plant.
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To get pricing options for your project from multiple shredding companies in Minneapolis and the surrounding areas, fill out the form to the left or give us a call at (612) 392-2390. We have the tools and know-how to make your shredding project fast and easy, so you can focus on what you do best.