Although the benefits of using document shredding services have been touted in the Fort Lauderdale and Broward County area for years, there are still local businesses that continue to dispose of sensitive documents in an irresponsible manner.  This has unfortunately been a contributing factor to the identity theft epidemic within the state of Florida, which has local law enforcement officials and information technology experts at a loss as to how to protect the general public from these crimes.  Federal privacy laws such as HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act), HITECH (Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act), and FACTA (Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act) have been somewhat successful in that businesses are starting to pay more attention to paper shredding in order to avoid costly fines and harsh penalties, but the general consensus is that there is still much work to be done to spread the word about how much document destruction services can actually benefit the business while at the same time safeguarding protected client information.

What Are the Benefits of Document Destruction Services?

Although there are many advantages to document destruction services, one of the most important within the commercial sector is convenience.  Document destruction has evolved quite a bit from its less than stellar introduction in the late 1980s, when only a few larger corporations and government agencies availed themselves of these services primarily to protect themselves from financial liability issues.  The first large commercial shredding machines were so large and bulky that they often required large rooms and facilities to house them.  As with any emerging technology, commercial shredding during this period was expensive, but has gradually become much more affordable with the advent of smaller industrial shredding machines which are often capable of destroying entire file boxes of documents in mere minutes.  Mobile document destruction services – in which a truck outfitted with a large shredding machine can actually come to the place of business to shred the paper has taken this convenience to a new level, and has proven very popular with many businesses within south Florida.  Another benefit to document destruction services is peace of mind on the part of both the client and the shredding company – both of which are assured that destruction of the paper is thorough and complete.

Local Options for Document Destruction Services

Companies located within Broward County are fortunate in that they have access to the document destruction services options available at recordSHRED.  recordSHRED has been serving the shredding and document destruction needs of the area since 2003, and the company has been certified by NAID (National Association for Information Destruction), which is considered to be the highest standard within the shredding and destruction industry.  Local companies have also given the company top marks in customer service and competitive pricing.  recordSHRED offers both mobile document destruction services as well as off-site shredding in the access-restricted facility located in Oakland Park.  For more information regarding the document destruction services available at recordSHRED, please call (954)523-9366 or visit