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On-Site or Off-Site Shredding Services: Which Is Best for Your Sarasota Business?

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Despite the digital revolution, many businesses still use large amounts of paper. This paper often contains sensitive personal information such as financial data or even health records. If you operate a Sarasota business, you may be thinking of hiring a shredding service to handle the destruction of your sensitive documents. But how do you decide which option is best for your business and your customers?

We’ll explain the difference between on-site and off-site shredding services, so you can choose the option that’s best for your business.

Off-Site Shredding Services Can Save Money

With off-site shredding, a paper shredding company typically picks up and transports your materials to their facility. You can sign up for this service on a regular, routine basis (sometimes called route shredding), or you can sign up for a one-time bulk shred (sometimes called a “purge”).

The advantage of an off-site shred is the low cost. Shredding companies can often provide cheaper services because they operate through a wider coverage area. In other words, off-site shredding companies will load your documents onto a truck with the papers from other local businesses.

If money is your primary concern, off-site shredding isn’t a bad option. However, security can be an issue with off-site shredding. Most companies choose to shred their documents because the paperwork or files contain sensitive information. With an off-site shred, you don’t have the opportunity to see your documents shredded before your eyes.

On-Site Shredding Services Offer Better Security

For an on-site shred, a team of technicians will retrieve your documents and shred them at your particular location. With an on-site shred, you can watch your documents shred right before your very eyes. This service provides many customers with the assurance that those documents will never fall into the wrong hands or get lost in transit.

At ShredQuick, we rely on state-of-the-art shredding trucks to shred your documents on-site. We even implemented video monitoring systems in our shredding trucks so customers can observe the entire process. And because our staff collects your documents from secure boxes inside your business, they never directly handle your sensitive documents.

Once the shredding process is complete, we take the shreds away for recycling. We provide a certificate of destruction, or COD, that you can hold onto for your business records.

Protect Your Sarasota Business with On-Site Shredding Services

In an era where identity theft is a major concern, leave nothing to chance. On-site shredding services can give your business security and peace of mind. Knowing your sensitive documents have been disposed of quickly and securely will free you from worry and anxiety so that you can get back to work.

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