If you’ve got piles upon piles of archived or unneeded paperwork in your home or home office, a mobile shredding service is something you may wish to look into. Mobile shredding providers such as Datashredders offer a safe, convenient, and affordable means of disposing of paperwork that you no longer need without risking a damaging security breach, and this is especially important for those people trusted with very personal information, such as doctors and lawyers.
Retiring your practice?
If you’re a doctor or a lawyer who has retired or is planning to retire, you’re unlikely to keep the majority of your client/patient files. Many files will be passed on to your replacement of course, but what about your archived files? Depending on how long you have been in practice for, you could potentially have tens of thousands of files on hand to deal with, and how you deal with these files is very important as they contain personal information pertaining to your clients and/or patients. Hiring a mobile shredding service to destroy and dispose of these documents will ensure that information cannot be accidentally leaked – you can even follow your domestic shredding technician from your door to the mobile shredding truck and supervise the shred yourself.
Have you made the switch to digital storage?
In today’s digital age, businesses and individuals alike are relying primarily on digital storage, which in most cases eliminates the need for paper files and documents altogether. If you’re running a business from home, have converted all your paperwork to digital and have stacks of documents taking up room, you could benefit from our mobile shredding services. You needn’t lift a finger – your friendly data shredding experts will transport sacks, cabinets or anything else you might have used to store your paperwork from wherever it’s been kept right onto the mobile shredding truck, so you can get on with your work.
Is your basement flooded with old and unneeded paperwork?
Although it is important to keep things such as receipts, invoices, and tax papers for a number of years, paperwork that is more than 10 years old can and in some cases should be disposed of. It is important to note however, that personal documents that are of no use to you can be very helpful to criminals who wish to steal your identity. That’s why these items, no matter how trivial or old, should be destroyed rather than thrown away – and the most secure way to do that is by hiring professionals who can visit your home and do it all there and then.
Upgraded your hardware?
If you’ve got a new computer system, tablet or smartphone, be aware that the old model will have a lot of confidential personal data stored on it – and the ‘delete’ button won’t cut it in this day and age. Selling the old model or throwing it away is a big risk as anybody could intercept the information – the only way to render the data truly irretrievable is by having the machine completely destroyed. Luckily, our shredding machines can destroy computers, laptops, hard drives, smartphones and tablets just as easily as they can destroy paper.
It’s tempting to say that hiring a shredding service isn’t worth the bother if you’ve only got a small amount of confidential paperwork or machines storing confidential data, but failure to do so puts your information at great risk. Don’t be put off by the fact you’re an individual domestic customer rather than a big business, either – we might drive shredding trucks but we can reach any address within our catchment area, and we’re just as happy to take on small jobs as we are big ones. Call the number you see at the top of this page or fill in an enquiry form via our contact us page and we’ll provide you with a free, no-obligation shredding quote.