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Information on document storage, imaging services, shredding and more.

How To Choose A Shredding Company That Fits Your Needs

How To Choose A Shredding Company That Fits Your Needs

When you are looking for a shredding company, you need to check several factors, including the locality and the certification. Making a list titled how to choose shredding company and googling shredding company near me helps you locate local companies and compare services and certifications.

Is Offsite Shredding Secure? Onsite vs. Offsite Shredding Services

Is Offsite Shredding Secure? Onsite vs. Offsite Shredding Services

As a business manager or owner, you want to protect your client's confidential information, so you make the smart move and decide to work with a local shredding service company.  But is that shredding service provider AAA NAID Certified?

What’s The Right Shredding Service For My Company? One-time or Ongoing

What’s The Right Shredding Service For My Company? One-time or Ongoing

Smaller businesses often forego retaining a shredding company because they believe they do not have enough paper or digital media to shred. Gilmore Services provides shredding services for small and large companies by offering one-time purge shredding and ongoing shredding.

7 Reasons Your Business Needs Shredding Services

7 Reasons Your Business Needs Shredding Services

If your business shreds documents in-house or does not shred documents at all, you should consider retaining a shredding company to help you prevent your customers’ information from being stolen or hacked from your computers. Shredding documents with an over-the-counter shredder might not create pieces of documents that are small enough, which means they are at risk of being recreated.

Shredding: 7 Commonly Forgotten Documents

Shredding: 7 Commonly Forgotten Documents

When you think about shredding personal document, your focus is probably on financial documents. Anything that could potentially compromise your credit or put you at risk of identity theft is an obvious chose for shredding and you’re not likely to overlook it.

5 Tips to Create a Retention Plan for Personal Documents

5 Tips to Create a Retention Plan for Personal Documents

Even if your finances and personal affairs are uncomplicated, you still have personal documents that you must retain for legal purposes. But you might not be clear about which documents you need to keep and how long you need to retain them.

Why There is a Rising Need for Secure Shredding

Why There is a Rising Need for Secure Shredding

As a business owner, it’s your job to maintain accurate records and destroy them in accordance with regulations. While it might be tempting to simply buy a shredder and do your shredding in-house, there are some reasons that security experts don’t recommend it.

Document Overload? 4 Signs You Need to Call a Shredding Service

Document Overload? 4 Signs You Need to Call a Shredding Service

Documents are important to every business. Whether you’re storing client contracts, printing invoices, or filing your taxes, you need to maintain accurate records and ensure that you and your employees have what you need to make your company a success.

Taxes Filed? Know What Documents to Keep and What to Shred

Taxes Filed? Know What Documents to Keep and What to Shred

Filing taxes is an annual requirement and one that can occupy a lot of time for both individuals and businesses. Once your taxes are filed, you might want to relax and forget about them. But, you’ll need to consider what to do with the documents related to your taxes.

NAID AAA Certification for Document Shredding?

NAID AAA Certification for Document Shredding?

Shredding documents is a critical component of compliance with regulations like HIPAA and FACTA. When documents are not properly destroyed, there’s a risk that they might be stolen or reconstructed, thus compromising the privacy and security of your clients.

5 Facts About In-House vs Outsourced Document Shredding Services

5 Facts About In-House vs Outsourced Document Shredding Services

All businesses create documents to record customer and client interactions and maintain employee records. While it’s important to store those documents for some time, both government regulations and personal preferences may make it necessary to destroy them.

Your Guide to Document and Media Destruction for Your Office and Home

Your Guide to Document and Media Destruction for Your Office and Home

All good things must come to an end, and business information is no exception.

Even if destroying physical and electronic information isn’t at the top of your priority list, that doesn’t mean it isn’t important. Destruction is a crucial part of the information lifecycle, which protects against fraud, identity theft and ensures security of business and client interests.

Are Your Business Records in Danger? Pros and Cons of DIY Document Storage

Are Your Business Records in Danger? Pros and Cons of DIY Document Storage

As your business grows, a filing cabinet is often not enough to contain all of your important records. Threats like theft, prying eyes and environmental dangers like mold or water damage can seriously harm your important documents and put your business at risk.

Packing a storeroom with boxes or renting a storage unit may seem like an easy fix, but is it the best way to keep your important records, and business, safe?  

Dangers of Being Careless About Document Shredding

Dangers of Being Careless About Document Shredding

Whether you operate a small, single-physician family practice or are an administrator in a large hospital, records management is one of your primary responsibilities. Efficient records management is critical, not only for day-to-day operations but—most critically—for patient confidentiality and compliance with federal mandates like HIPAA.

How Certified Document Destruction Will Change Your Business This Year

How Certified Document Destruction Will Change Your Business This Year


As a responsible business owner, you likely already know that certified document destruction offers a cost-effective and convenient solution for ensuring compliance with document disposal regulatory guidelines. It can also
save you money by enhancing security and maximizing your employees’ time.

Why Outsourcing Document Shredding Beats an In-House Job Every Time

Why Outsourcing Document Shredding Beats an In-House Job Every Time

Handling your shredding needs in the office with a consumer-grade shredder might seem like a cost-effective and time-efficient way to destroy your company’s confidential documents, but your business might not save as much money and time as you think. In-house shredding can waste valuable employee time, increases the potential for mistakes and even poses security risks.

Why Certified Document Destruction is the Gold Standard of Compliance

Why Certified Document Destruction is the Gold Standard of Compliance

When it comes to records management, compliance is a critical element of success. Generally, compliance has to do with adhering to regulations set forth by a certain industry or governing body such as maintaining confidentiality, updating documents on a schedule, and destroying documents when the time is right.

3 Records Management Gaps That Could Harm Your Business

3 Records Management Gaps That Could Harm Your Business

Keeping business operations streamlined and running smoothly is a key goal for many business owners. After all, as your business grows, so too do clients, responsibilities, and business documents.

Business documents may include the paper documents you house on-site, or the electronic records you keep for each new customer. Managing records is a necessary aspect of many businesses, but keeping them organized and secure over time can present an unforeseen challenge for many business owners and administrative professionals.

5 Reasons Why the Dumpster is a Small Business Security Enemy

5 Reasons Why the Dumpster is a Small Business Security Enemy

When you throw something away in a dumpster, chances are that you don’t stop to wonder if that trash could eventually fall into the wrong hands. But whether it’s a banana peel or old business records, just tossing something in the trash isn’t as secure as you think.

Examining the Top Complications of In-House Document Shredding

Examining the Top Complications of In-House Document Shredding

If your company needs to shred a piece of paper for data security purposes, it’s as easy as running it through a personal paper shredder, right? Not necessarily.

While some businesses may be able to get by with a personal paper shredder and a few dedicated employees to shred documents here and there, your business may need something more reliable.

After all, when the amount of paper begins to build, or sensitive information is at stake, shredding in-house can go from convenient to complicated in no time.  

A Day in the Life of a Records Management Company

A Day in the Life of a Records Management Company

If you’re thinking about partnering with a records management company, it’s a good idea to learn how the company operates and what exactly it can do for your business. After all, you’ll be relying on that company to handle, store, and securely dispose of your company’s sensitive physical or digital documents, so you’ll want to know what the company does and how it can help.

Have you ever wondered what a records management company actually does in a typical day? Here’s a hypothetical “day in the life” to help you learn just what can be accomplished in eight hours.