A key to keeping your personal, confidential, and sensitive information secure is disposing of your documents in a professional manner. PROSHRED® Syracuse document destruction can offer you the sense of security you need.
Individuals frequently find themselves in stressful situations when looking at piles of documents containing private information in their homes, much of which can be disposed of. This leads to questions such as what documents should be kept, and which should be shredded. Piles of personal information begin to build up, and these can be easily duplicated by identity thieves if not properly disposed of.
In order to avoid any identity thefts and any other forms of security breaches, PROSHRED® Syracuse document destruction offers on-site secure shredding services. PROSHRED® Syracuse document destruction gives you the peace of mind knowing exactly the files you should shred so your information is safely and properly disposed of. Best of all, you are able to watch the entire process of destruction so you can be assured your personal information was handled in a secure and professional manner. Once the documents have been shred in our state-of-the-art trucks, customers receive a Certificate of Destruction as proof of secure document destruction.
What Should You Keep…What Should You Shred?
Now that you are aware that identity theft and security breaches can be present right within your home, you may be left asking yourself, “What should I dispose of to avoid a confidential breach of information?” To make these decisions as simple as possible for you, PROSHRED® Syracuse document destruction is here to help you sort through those pesky piles of documents.
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 are aware of what to keep, organize your documents and store them safely for easy access when you will need them.
Shred Everything Else!
Another great rule of thumb to follow is 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:
social security number
bank account information
Everything else you can safely discard using PROSHRED® Syracuse document destruction. If you would like 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 today to book a service!