Larimer County Home Office Shredding in 2022
A worldwide 2020 Statista survey showed that for more than 10 years, the number of people working remotely increased at a rate of about 1.4% every year. But that all changed when COVID struck. In the year that followed, remote work increased 35%, with 56% of respondents now working away from the office. If you think about it, that means that the majority of the 100,000 households in Larimer County likely have a work-from-home office space in them right now.
Home Office Dilemma
Prior to the pandemic, many businesses were leery about whether work could be done effectively at home. But almost overnight, we went from asking, “Can we do it effectively?” to “How will we do it effectively?” Forced to move our workplaces from a building designed for doing business to confined spaces in our homes, many of us immediately realized that adjustments had to be made to accommodate online staff meetings, clear communication, sharing supplies and equipment, and maintaining information security.
Staying compliant with privacy laws and protecting sensitive data is already challenging within a developed and organized office space where procedures and systems are well established, but when computers, digital files, and paper documents have to be moved to unsecured remote locations, the potential for security breaches increased dramatically.
File Destruction Process
Fortunately, all of the same processes and principles can still exist in a home office setting. Even in a home office environment, discarded documents with any personally identifiable information (PII) on them still need to be placed in a secure container until it is properly shredded. Documents and files that have met their retention dates also need to be added to the container. Ideally, if your home office has its own lockable space to keep housemates, visitors, and service providers out, the potential for a data breach can be minimized.
Home Office Shredding Challenge
Don’t think you have to resort to using a store-bought shredder now that you are off-site in a small home office. You might think that using an outside shredding company is fine for the business but not practical for a home office, but the truth is that shredding companies offer residential shredding services for people working from home, running small businesses in their homes, or those who just need to purge personal paperwork. No matter what you have to shred, those documents need to be properly destroyed.
If you choose to use a local, NAID AAA Certified shredding company, you will be supporting your company’s compliance with information privacy laws, protecting it from legal and financial repercussions. You will also be eliminating the purchase and maintenance of a space-hog shredding machine that’s unsafe for kids and pets while struggling to shred your office documents anyway. By using a professional shredding company that also shreds hard drives and recycles electronics, you will benefit from the efficiency of one-stop shredding.
Home Office Shredding Solution
Apex Shredding Inc. provides NAID AAA Certified residential shredding services in Larimer County and beyond. We offer both regularly-scheduled shredding and one-time purge shredding for paper documents and hard drives, and we can also recycle your electronic devices. No matter how big or small your shredding requirements are, if you give us a call at 970-532-5007 or complete the form on this page, we can arrange to have your documents and media securely and conveniently shredded.