Frequently Asked Shredding Questions
The following are some of the most frequently asked shredding questions we hear from businesses in the Dallas / Fort Worth area. We hope that the information below provides you with helpful answers and insights into our shredding processes and procedures. Please feel free to call us at 214-307-1449 if you have additional questions about our shredding services.
Q: Why do I need to us a document shredding service? Isn’t throwing them away enough?
A: In today’s business environment, it is important to keep sensitive documents and personnel records out of the hands of thieves. According to recent data, identity theft occurs every 3.5 seconds. And with stolen information, thieves can open falsified accounts, incur massive debt, damage your credit rating and even commit crimes in your name.
What’s more, Texas law now requires all businesses to shred documents with confidential information, such as Social Security numbers, driver’s license numbers, birth dates, financial information and medical details.
Recently, the Dallas-Fort Worth area was named in the Federal Trade Commission’s top 10 cities for filed identity fraud complaints. Using a professional shredding services helps to ensure that your sensitive documents and media don’t fall into the wrong hands.
Q: Why should I use a shredding service like Action Shred, instead of a small office shredder?
A: Sensitive documents should be shredded in a timely basis. Unfortunately, small office shredders can be tedious, time-consuming and unreliable. Since a high percentage of identity theft occurs internally, in-house office shredders offer less than optimal protection. With Action Shred’s industrial-strength shredding equipment, your document shredding is completed in minutes, instead of hours. Plus, we recycle everything that we shred.
In addition, Action Shred more thoroughly destroys documents. Our on-site shredder trucks tear, rather than cut, the paper, making it virtually impossible to reassemble. In addition, the trucks break paper down into dime-sized pieces—smaller than most office shredders. At our plant, our industrial-strength shredders cut paper into long, thin strips that are immediately bailed and sent for recycling.
Q: Does Action Shred have insurance?
A: Yes. In addition to standard insurance, we carry an errors and omissions policy—the highest standard for the document shredding and information destruction industry.
Q: How do I know that Action Shred actually shreds my materials?
A: During our on-site mobile shredding service, you can actually see the materials shredded into the truck. Our trucks offer a special “porthole” window, allowing you to view the materials as they are destroyed. You are also able to visit our off-site shredding facility, which is secured and monitored with IP video surveillance equipment. For all shredding services, we supply you with an official Certificate of Destruction.
Q: How can I be sure that my materials are kept secure?
A: Our shred techs are licensed, insured, bonded and uniformed. After arriving at your office, they take your locked containers directly to our mobile shredding truck, which is also locked and secured. For on-site shredding, you can watch while your documents are torn into tiny pieces. For off-site shredding, the truck is driven to our secure facility, where materials are shredded and recycled in a timely manner.
Q: I need to destroy some items, but they are not made of paper. Can you help me?
A: Most likely, yes. Check out the list of items that we commonly shred. If your materials aren’t included, just give us a call at 214-702-3526. We would love the opportunity to help.
Q: Do you offer volume pricing? Is there a difference between on-site and off-site pricing?
A: Yes. We would be happy to evaluate your individual situation and offer a rate to save you money. Action Shred is committed to beat any legitimate competitor’s bid on shredding services in the Dallas / Fort Worth area.
Q: Do you offer shredding service in Fort Worth and other towns in the DFW area?
A: Yes. Our secure shredding facilities are located in Dallas, but we also offer on-site and off-site shredding services in Plano, and throughout the entire Dallas / Fort Worth Metroplex.
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