Important questions to ask when choosing a Sarasota shredding company
Hiring a professional Sarasota shredding company to take care of your media destruction needs is always a good decision, but it’s not always easy to find the right one. Not all media destruction companies hold themselves to the same exacting standards. Some cut corners to increase workload, or don’t offer customers the best value for their buck.
Before hiring a professional shredder — including us at ShredQuick — ask their representatives the following questions.
Professional shredders always have several options for the types of destruction they perform and offer customers more choices in scheduling and job size. Companies that are flexible with pickup and drop-off, one-time or repeated shredding, large and small amounts, and solutions for both office and home are generally more reliable and effective.
How do they operate?
Professional shredders have dedicated and clear processes about how they run their business and approach certain jobs. They should be transparent about the steps they take to destroy objects and papers. They should collect objects in secure containers, have all the latest technology and mobile equipment, and provide you with a certificate of destruction when they’re finished.
What materials can they destroy?
Modern shredders handle much more than paper. They also help clients dispose of ancient computer systems, outdated mobile phones, dead hard drives, inefficient office equipment — even certain furniture items. It’s important to verify what kind of materials your shredding company handles, especially digital media and hard drive destruction.
Are they NAID-certified?
The shredding industry is governed by the National Association of Information Destruction (NAID). Professional shredders need to comply with the standards set forth by NAID and are often subject to surprise audits to ensure they’re operating properly. A company with AAA certification from NAID passes the rigorous tests for excellence in personnel screening, safety, insurance, and process.
How do they screen employees?
Every media destruction company needs to ensure its employees are responsible since they regularly handle sensitive data. Screening should include drug-testing, criminal background checks, and verification of employment history. They should also be fully insured and licensed, and willing to sign and abide by confidentiality agreements.
Do they recycle shredded waste?
Environmental responsibility is a major component of all waste removal companies, including professional shredders. Ask to make sure your discarded paper and media will be delivered to an authorized recycling provider.
ShredQuick has provided Sarasota businesses with high-quality shredding services for years — and we’re more than happy to answer all your tough questions. We’re confident about what we do. Contact us to get started.
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