March 3, 2017
Let PROSHRED® Fort Lauderdale Help Improve Your Security With Document Shredding
Fort Lauderdale Document Destruction & Identity Protection
Document destruction and disposal of sensitive, personal, and confidential information is a vital part of your security. Many individuals hold onto an abundance of personal information, most of it taking up a lot of space in homes, when in reality it should be properly disposed of. People often find themselves questioning what documents should be kept, and which should be shred. This frequently leads to built up piles of personal information that can easily be duplicated by identity thieves if not properly disposed of. This is where PROSHRED® Fort Lauderdale document destruction can step in and help solve this problem!
PROSHRED® Security Fort Lauderdale offers on-site secure document destruction so our clients are able to prevent any personal security breaches and identity theft. PROSHRED® Fort Lauderdale document destruction gives you the peace of mind knowing exactly the files you should have destroyed so your information is not stolen or duplicated. Best of all, you are able to watch the entire shredding and destruction process so you can be assured your personal information was handled in a professional and secure manner. Once the documents have been shred in our state-of-the-art trucks, customers will receive a Certificate of Destruction as proof of secure document destruction.
What To Keep And What To Get Rid Of…
Decluttering can be stressful, and you might be left asking yourself, “What should I dispose of to avoid any confidential breach of information?” Well PROSHRED® Fort Lauderdale document destruction is here to help you sort through those pesky piles of documents and make deciding what to keep and throw away as simple as possible.
In general, you want to keep physical copies of anything related to state or federal matters – certifications, licenses, deeds. Along with those important documents, you will also want to store:
- Tax records and receipts (keep for at least 7 years)
- Pay stubs and bank statements (keep for a year)
- Home purchase, sale, or improvement documents (keep for at least 6 years after the sell date)
- Medical records and bills (keep for at least 1 year)
- Warranties and receipts (keep as long as you own the product or service)
- Social security statements
- Insurance policy statements
- Retirement plan statements
A good rule of thumb when deciding what is important enough to keep is thinking about how hard it may be to replace that information. Now that you know have a better idea of what to keep, organize your documents and store them safely for any future reference.
Shred Everything Else!
If you are unsure about which documents you need to keep, think about how easily the information will be to replace…if it’s easy to replace, shred it! You should discard documents with personal information that include:
- your name
- phone numbers
- social security number
- bank account information
Everything else you can safely discard using PROSHRED® Fort Lauderdale’s document destruction. To find out more information about how professional document destruction can help keep your personal and confidential information secure, read about our document destruction services, and get in touch with us to book a service today!