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Why Accounting Firms Need Professional Shredding Services

professional shredding services Posted on September 7, 2018

It’s an unfortunate reality that fraud is big business, and financial fraud is definitely on the rise. A study conducted in 2014 by the Association of Fraud Examiners found that most companies lose 5% of their revenue on an annual basis to fraud.

No matter how large or how small your accounting firm may be, you hold essential personal data that you must keep secure at all times. When the time comes to destroy records, the obligation to your client’s security is still in effect, and that is why accounting firms need professional shredding services.

Failure to properly dispose of confidential documents can expose you to liability that can not only prove costly, but potentially be the ruin of your company. Any company that is concerned about security and confidentiality will shred their documents, but in-house shredding will never be as secure as having the work done by a professional shredding company that can provide you with a Certificate of Destruction, absolving you of all responsibility for the documents in question.

Choosing to shred documents in-house can present a wide range of problems, including potential security breaches, the risk of injury to shred-equipment operators, and potential health risks due to excessive dust particles in the environment. Further, there is also the risk of a dust explosion—also known as deflagration—which is an expanding ball of flame caused by the highly flammable dust and shredded paper.

Relying on professional services eliminates the risk to your employees and your environment.

Shredding goes beyond mere paper, however. After all, at some point, companies replace their computers as they become obsolete, or cannot keep up to the demands of the business. When that happens, what becomes of all the personal data stored on the hard drives?

Once again, proper destruction is a necessity, and something best left to the professionals, because even an erased and degassed hard drive are not completely secure.

At BC Records, we offer the best hard drive shredding and destruction service available, ensuring that your sensitive data is kept safe with an Allegheny Hard Drive Shredding System.

By properly shredding your hard drives, you are able to eliminate any potential opportunities for misuse, and maintain any legal and regulatory compliance, but we don’t stop just there. Our shredder leaves your hard drives and other digital media storage devices as little more than mangled bits of shredded metal.

This results in 100% destruction of your data and allows for us to offer you our Information Destruction Guarantee. There is no chance of reconstruction, period, and BC Records is the only company in our industry to provide this service.

We know how important the security of your clients is for you, and that’s why it’s important to us. We offer you security and peace of mind allowing you to focus on other aspects of your business.

Safety, security, and the guarantee of proper disposal are just some of the reasons why accounting firms need professional shredding services. Contact us today!