Common Questions about Paper Shredding Services

Common Questions about Paper Shredding Services

Hiring a shredding service to ensure proper destruction of home or office paperwork can be a difficult task! At Global Document Services, we make it our goal to provide our clients with a professional shredding experience, and also give you the tools to make smart and secure destruction choices.

This article covers the most common shredding questions we receive about our shred service and destruction process.


What Can I Shred?

Anything personal document containing information like names, addresses or phone numbers as well as social security numbers and bank account information should be shred. There are also some lesser known documents like receipts, bills or even old airline or transportation tickets that also require secure destruction.


Can a Shred Truck Come to Me?

Our local mobile shredding service can indeed come directly to your home or office and shred all your sensitive files right there in front of you. This is the safest shredding option for highly confidential or sensitive documents as it eliminates any need for direct contact with your files.


What is HIPAA Compliance?

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act sets the standard for protecting sensitive health information. Any company handling protected health information or personal identifying information, must ensure that proper administrative, physical and technical safeguards are in place to ensure the security of that data.


How Do I Know My Information is Safe?

Global Document Services is a fully HIPAA compliant company. We strictly limit access to our facility itself as well as the files in our care. We ensure that each of our employees undergoes a thorough background check and security training prior to their hire. Our commercial shredders shred using a cross-cut process, which is the method of destruction that HIPAA guidelines prefer.


What is the Easiest Way to Shred Document Safely?

Call Global Document Services to easily shred documents securely! We offer local pickup and mobile shredding service, as well as regular shredding appointments or in-office shredding bin service. Each option is custom fit for our clients with their specifics needs and practices in mind. Our goal is to make each process as easy as possible while keeping your costs affordable.


Can I Shred Hard Drives or Other Non-Paper Material?

Global Document Services handles paper documents as well as hard drive shredding, CD/DVD and USB destruction or any other hardware containing sensitive information. Too many businesses and individuals do not ensure proper disposal of these particular items and we encourage total physical destruction of these items to ensure impossible retrieval of that private information.


What Happens to My Documents After They Are Shred?

Global Document Services is an environmentally friendly business, and we securely recycle all shred material. You can rest easy knowing that your data, after being confidentially destroyed, will be responsibly recycled too! We’ll protect your data and provide you with an easy choice to protect the environment.


Do I Need to Remove Clips and Staples Before Shredding?

No! Our commercial shredders can handle anything from staples and paperclips to DVDs and CDs, without issue. No need to remove documents from binders or folders if you don’t want to and we don’t charge extra either! Global Document Services provides the easiest shredding solutions for you.


Ready to shred your old confidential documents? Call Us Today or Fill Out the Form Below! Our shredding team is standing by to answer questions or book your next shred service!

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