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Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Shredders in Westchester County

Shredders are invaluable document security and destruction devices, and are an essential piece of office equipment for any business in Westchester County. Finding the shredder that fits your space, document security needs, and budget can be a difficult task. To help, DEC Office Solutions, Inc. has collected frequently asked questions from customers to give you the information you need to make the perfect purchase for your office.

What type of shredder do I need?

The type of shredder you need depends on the type of documents you are shredding, your security needs, and the size of your office. The two main types of shredder are personal and commercial shredders. Personal shredders are designed for individuals who need to shred a few documents regularly. Commercial shredders are designed for large-scale document destruction and are powerful enough to handle high-volume shredding tasks.

What size shredder do I need?

The size of the shredder you need depends largely on the type of shredder you choose and the volume of documents you need to shred. The size of the shredder will also determine the type of bin and capacity it can hold. Personal or small office shredderswill generally fit more easily into smaller spaces, while commercial shredders will require more space.

What types of documents can I shred?

Most shredders can handle paper documents, CDs, and DVDs. Some shredders are designed to shred credit cards, staples, and other materials. If you need to shred more than one type of document, it’s best to purchase a shredder that can handle multiple types of materials.

What types of security does a shredder offer?

The level of security offered by a shredder depends largely on the type of shredder you purchase. Paper shredders can offer anywhere from basic, strip cut, to high-security, cross-cut shredding. Additionally, some machines come with extra security features such as a lock to keep documents secure or a feature that ensures that paper is completely shredded before the machine stops running.

What maintenance does my shredder require?

Most shredders will require regular maintenance to keep them functioning properly. This usually includes emptying the wastebin, lubricating blades, and cleaning the inside of the machine. Additionally, you should check to make sure that all parts are properly functioning and that the blades are not dull or chipped.

How much does a shredder cost?

The cost of a shredder will depend on the type of shredder you purchase and the materials it can handle. Generally, personal shredders will be less costly than a commercial shredder, but will still be able to handle the basics of document destruction. For harder-to-shred materials such as magnetic media, you may need to purchase a more expensive shredder that is designed for those materials.

Can I rent a shredder?

Yes, it is possible to rent shredders from DEC Office Solutions in Westchester County. Renting a shredder may be the best option if you need to shred documents on a one-time or short-term basis.


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