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Paper Shredding Services San Diego

Posted on 17 June 2010 by Total Secure Shredding

Paper Shredding Service Secrets Revealed

This closely guarded Industry Secret could leave you wide open to Identity Theft.

Discover what the competition won’t tell you…

Hey Folks,

Mike here…

I’ve been thinking about this for a few weeks now…

It’s something that came up over lunch with a person in my mastermind group.

She was getting to know more about my business and asked me what certifications and licenses I needed in order to get started in the Shredding Industry.

I paused for a moment and responded, “Well… Actually… There’s no certificate or government license that’s required to start a shredding company… Outside of a regular business that is.”

My friend looked at me confused for a second and then replied, “So someone could be handling all these sensitive documents and there’s absolutely no guarantee that they are making sure everything is getting shredded properly?”

I responded, “Unfortunately, that’s pretty much the case.”

And that’s why it’s critical that consumers perform their due diligence when selecting a shredding company.

However, one of  the biggest problems is that many customers ignore whether or not a paper shredding service is qualified to securely destroy their documents but rather choose a paper shredding service only on the basis of price.

This has resulted in a multitude of new shredding companies that have popped up to undercut the competition only to make a quick buck. The reason they can undercut many of their competitors is that they are often times taking shortcuts on insurance, employee background checks, uniforms, or some other industry specific requirement.

Some of these shortcuts may seem superficial, but from my standpoint, if an organization, built around securing your documents, doesn’t look professional, how can you, I, or anyone else be sure sufficient security  precautions are  being taken when it comes to handling your documents.

The Bottom Line Is:

There is absolutely no governmental oversight of the document destruction industry.

And when it comes to the old saying, “Buyer Beware”, be especially aware when it comes to choosing a document destruction vendor.

So what is the average consumer to do?

That’s why I put together a “Paper Shredding Buyers Guide that anyone can freely download

In this guide I open the door a little bit further into what the paper shredding industry is all about and to clear away some of the mystery that is hanging around out there. I even go as far as putting in some real money saving insider tips that only those deep inside the industry even know about. It walks you through exactly what to be looking for and what exactly to ask when you’re out there evaluating a potential shredding vendor.

As far as I can tell, this is a first of its kind.

Once you read through this guide, my hope is that you’ll be able to make a quality decision about choosing a paper shredding service.

So please, I posted the link below. Take a look into what this shredding thing is all about (I even put in two work sheets that you can fill out to help you with the decision process).

Click this link to check out the FREE guide: Paper Shredding Buyers Guide

Once you’ve taken a look and if you still have a few questions, you can always give us a call so we can get any other little items you have answered as well.

After all, that’s what we’re about, helping you with your information destruction needs… We are a service company.

So until next time.

Keep totally secure,


P.S. Once you’ve taken a look at the “Paper Shredding Buyers’ Guide” I put together, feel free to leave me a note in the comments section of this blog entry… I sure would like to hear what you think.

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Standard Size File Boxes – What The Hell Does That Mean?

Posted on 02 December 2009 by Total Secure Shredding

File BoxHey Folks,

Long ago, after getting out of the Navy, when I was just starting college (right after my time delivering kegs of beer for 6 months), I had a job working at the County of San Diego Department of Weights and Measures.

This County Department is in charge of certifying any sort of device that weighs or measures for which a vendor then charges a customer. These devices range from gas pumps, taxi meters, grocery store checkout stands (you know how they weigh your vegetables), and recycling center scales… just to name a few.

In my opinion, this is an extremely valuable service the County performs. It’s great to know that someone is making sure that when you pump a gallon of gas that an actual gallon of gas is g0ing into your tank!

Charging by weight, however, would involve yearly certification of your scale by the County and a yearly fee. It’s not all that much, everything considered, but it does add another layer of cost when charging by weight…

Now back to shredding…

The shredding industry has basically side-stepped the whole charging by weight deal by either charging by unit of time ($$ per hour or minute) or by volume.

Enter stage right the Standard Size File Box…

Since most folks already have their stuff stored in standard size file boxes (boxes that measure 10″ x 12″ x 15″), why not just charge by the box?

This eliminates the need of having certified scales on all the shredding trucks.

As a side note, even if scales are certified, customers would still have questions about scale accuracy. (Again, I answered a multitude of complaint phone calls at the County.) I’ve found that most people do not have a great eye for estimating quantities – especially in pounds. Trust me, it’s not easy.

To make a long story short… we leave it up to the customer to fill standard size file boxes the best they can. Once the customer is happy with their boxes, all that is left is to count and then we can provide an accurate quote and the customer know what they will be paying.

If you don’t have your documents in Standard Size File Boxes, then we prorate accordingly…

And, to clarify the point even further, I put together a little video:

Click Here to check out my Low Prices, the various Convenient Shredding Services I provide, and to get started today!

Until next time…

Keep Totally Secure,


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