Business owners and private residents alike see the benefits of a professional shredding company. It’s not hard to see why the confidential destruction of certain documents would be necessary for protection against fraud and identity theft. However, when it comes to choosing a shredding company, it can be hard to know which option is best for your specific situation. That’s why the team at Shred Monkey has put together this list of three things to look for when hiring a professional shredding company.
1. NAID Certified
The first thing you should look for when considering a professional shredding company is the certifications they possess. Ideally, they should meet or exceed the National Association for Information Destruction (NAID) requirements to even be considered. When a company has a NAID certification, they are compliant with all known data protection laws and have undergone scheduled and surprise audits conducted by trained, accredited security professionals. A NAID-certified shredding service should guarantee a secure chain of destruction from pickup through disposal, and offer a certificate of destruction, which demonstrates that your materials were fully and safely destroyed.
2. Multiple Shredding Services
The next thing you should look for in a quality shredding company is what shredding services they offer. Your needs may differ from other clients’, and your shredding company should be able to accommodate them. For example, Shred Monkey offers recurring document shredding, one-time purge shredding, and drop-off shredding so your shredding needs are met, no matter what. You shouldn’t have to pay for recurring shredding on a monthly basis if you only need it done once a year.
3. Top Service
Finally, look for a shredding service that is going to work for you and make your life easier- not harder. At Shred Monkey, we can shred any type of material including paper, film, tapes, 3-ring binders, and staples. No need to remove rubber bands, binder clips, or staples before shredding begins. We also allow our clients to watch their documents be destroyed for added peace of mind, and we send the shredded paper directly to paper mills after it is shredded for recycling.