Frequently Asked Questions About Paper Shredding Machines
Paper shredding machines can effectively destroy sensitive documents for privacy reasons. You can buy a small one for your home, to use for expired bills or credit cards, or you can buy a large, heavy duty, commercial grade machine for office use to destroy confidential papers. Many machines not only shred, they also strip or chop credit cards, and even make paper into fine bits of confetti. Here are some frequently asked questions about paper shredding machines and services:
Do you offer mobile paper shredding services?
Many companies offer mobile paper shredding services, where they will visit your office on site to perform the shredding there. At your request, they can also take your documents to a secure shredding plant to perform document destruction.
What are the different kinds of shredders?
There are many different kinds, such as strip and cross cut shredders, with the main difference involving level of security. A strip cut machine simply produces long strips of paper, while cross cut machines produce confetti-like particles, thereby offering much higher security. They are also more expensive, so budget accordingly.
What do I need to do to maintain the shredder?
If you have a small residential use shredder, you probably don’t need to do much at all. If you have a large office machine that sees plenty of daily use, you may consider using an automatic oil applicator to keep it lubed up and running smoothly. Also, if your machine doesn’t feature an automatic shut-off, turn it off when not in use to save the motor and electricity.