As you look over your important documents, there are some that you may need to keep and some that you can dispose of. This might be because you are having a clear out, or after the death of a loved one. Which documents need to be shredded, and why will this provide better security and peace of mind? We take a look at our document shredding Surrey-based services and how Hungry Shredder can help you.
Why Is It Important To Shred Documents?
Shredding documents is vital, especially in the modern day. It is becoming easier for fraudsters to access your data, and the data of your clients, and commit identity fraud - and this becomes even easier if someone has passed away. Shredding documents can prevent thieves from getting their hands on your identifying information and creating debit or credit cards, passports and ID cards under your name, or the name of your client or deceased loved one.
What Can Be Shredded?
Our Surrey shredding services can be used to securely destroy a range of documentation containing identifying data. You should ensure that you shred anything that could be used for nefarious purposes such as invoices, client information, legal documents and financial or banking information. Legally speaking, GDPR is closely monitored for even small and independent businesses, and you should always keep a firm grip on client information as this could have serious implications, including fines and damage to your public image. Personal information must be disposed of in a secure manner and industrial shredders can do this easily.
What Can’t You Shred?
There are some important documents that are not suitable for shredding. If you have birth certificates, adoption papers, death certificates or paperwork relating to ongoing legal matters, then these should be held onto. Even if you haven’t looked at these documents in a long time, you may require them at some point in the future, or they may be necessary for your family. These documents are useful for closing estates, arranging funerals, and allowing others to act on behalf of a deceased person. You may also need these documents if you wish to move to a different country later on, or if your children wish to do so.
Surrey Shredding With Hungry Shredder
If you are based in the Surrey area, then you can dispose of any important documents at our Surrey shredding centre. You can simply book an appointment and load your documents into a prepaid sack, dropping the sack or sacks off at our centre when it’s convenient for you. Alternatively, we can collect large volumes of paperwork from your home and shred it - and once the shredding is completed, a Certificate of Destruction will provide you with full peace of mind. To find out more about our services, Get in touch!
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