- How can I be guaranteed that my sensitive documents have been completely destroyed?
It’s important that you know for sure that your sensitive documents have been completely destroyed. At the end of the shredding process, each customer receives a Certificate of Destruction as proof that the documents have been securely destroyed. Customers are welcome to watch the shredding process from our closed circuit television cameras.
- Does Abrams Mobile Document Destruction Service, Inc. (Abrams M.D.D.S.I.) conduct back ground checks on its employees?
Abrams is in the business of security and trust. All of our employees go through intensive background checks, security and drug screening. Our employees also receive a great deal of training, and it’s on-going to keep everyone up to date on everything related to information security.
- Do you shred residential or home office documents?
Yes, we provide drop-off service at our warehouse or we can provide pick-up service for large volumes of material.
- We use a recycler for our documents, so why would I need a shredding service?
Recycling services are not designed to provide security. Recycling is simply not a secure way to destroy sensitive materials when you do not need to keep them anymore. Plus, recycling does not comply with privacy legislation. Your documents are picked up and transported as is, if an accident happens or they are left unattended, all that confidential information may get into the wrong hands.
After we have shredded your documents, we recycle the shredded pieces and they are turned into a variety of useful paper products.
- We have an in-house office shredder, so why would we outsource?
Outsourcing your paper shredding is actually a cost-effective strategy. An in-house paper shredder is time consuming – the time your employees spend separating paper, removing paper clips and staples, and doing the actual shredding is time they could be spending on more profitable tasks.
There are also costs around installing a shredder and then labor, maintenance and disposal. These costs are usually higher than you think, not to mention the noise, mess and dust produced by an office shredder.
When shredding your documents internally, you also have to consider information security. Sensitive and confidential documents become an easy target for a potential data breach when they sit around waiting to be shredded. You can reduce the risk of a data breach by outsourcing document destruction – and dramatically minimizing access to sensitive documents.
- We store our records, so why do we need a shredding service?
Every business eventually needs to destroy sensitive documents that are no longer needed. It’s the law. In fact, under privacy legislation keeping documents for too long can put you at risk for non-compliance. It is a best practice to have a retention schedule for all documents – that covers the documents’ usefulness and the legal requirements.
Then, when the time is up, you must destroy the documents and shredding really is the most secure and trusted option. After each shred, Abrams M.D.D.S.I. provides a Certificate of Destruction which shows the exact date and method used.
- What type of material do you shred?
We can shred just about anything, but we mostly shred paper. There’s no way the paper we shred can ever be reconstructed again.
- What is confidential information?
Some examples of confidential information can include:
• Customer lists
• Sales statistics
• Financial records
• Personnel files
• Legal documents
• Cancelled checks
• Account records
• Computer printouts
• Medical records
• Advertising misprints
• Correspondence & memos
• Tax records
• Price lists
• Inventory list
• Outdated business records
• New products proposals
• Credit card receipts
• Competitive information
- Do I need to sort the paper?
There is no need at all to sort the paper. And we don’t sort it either. All you need to do is put the documents into the locked consoles we provide and that’s it. You don’t have to worry about removing anything else not paper clips, staples or binder clips. Our shredders can handle that.
- Is the shredding process secure?
Our shredding process is extremely secure. Our company is a AAA Certified member of the National Association for Information Destruction (NAID). NAID members must adhere to a secure destruction process including operational security, employee hiring and screening, the destruction process itself, responsible disposal and insurance. Only a small percent of Georgia shredding companies allow audits from independent oversight organizations like NAID and have achieved the AAA-Certified rating. It’s critical from a business and legal standpoint to choose a company like Abrams M.D.D.S.I. which is not only AAA-Certified; we exceed industry standards in everything we do.
- How often do you come to shred?
We will come as often as you need us. We schedule your service based on the amount of sensitive materials your business produces and needs shredded. Our company representative will work out the frequency of service with you ahead of time. You may need shredding service once a week or maybe once a month. And if your service needs change, we can easily modify your schedule.
- What happens if our console is full before the regularly scheduled service time?
If your console fills up too fast just give us a quick call. We’ll be happy to schedule an extra pick up. If it starts to happen a lot we can either provide more consoles or increase the frequency of your service.
- What size jobs do you accept?
We accept all jobs, large or small. Our customers range from residential customers to major organizations.
- Which console should I pick?
We provide different shapes and sizes of consoles depending on your security needs, expected volume and office design.
- What happens to the paper after it has been shredded?
After the paper has been securely shredded, the paper is bundled and recycled into paper products.