There are a growing number of victims of identity theft and fraud because of improper disposal of documents that contain confidential and sensitive information. We always have to take security measures so that we will never be dupe and victim of all fraud. Proper disposal of documents shall always be taken into account. Throwing and burning documents with confidential information is not enough. Shredding all documents with sensitive information is best and will assure you that you will never be a victim of fraud again. I will give you some tips and advices so that you will have a speedy and hassle-free shredding.
First, purchase the right electric paper shredder that fits your need and avoid rushing into stores to purchase one. A home electric paper shredder is perfect for minimal usage. Office electric paper shredder is good for continuous shredding. There are also available portable electric paper shredders that you can bring anywhere and can be used even when using the USB port of your computer. If you will be shredding bulky documents, then, electric paper shredders with large capacity are ideal.
Second, it is very important that you read the operating manual so that you will know how to use it. Thus, reading the manual will also give you the knowhow on up to how many sheets of paper can be fed into the machine. It is very important that documents with adhesive or sticky substance shall not be fed into the electric paper shredder. Feeding such documents may bend the teeth of the paper shredder. You have to make sure that it is written on the manual that your paper shredder accepts materials like staples, paper clips, credit cards, identification cards, and compact discs. Then, empty the pull out trash bins every time for the paper shredder machine to work well.
Third, if you already have your electric paper shredder that has been used for a long time, then it may be given extra care for a good confidential shredding. Sometimes, confidential paper shredding machines that have been used for so many times do not work efficiently. If this happen, applying some lubricant will give it a smooth paper shredding. You may also check the operating manual for steps in applying lubricant. Sharpening the teeth of your electric shredding machine will also help you have a speedy document shredding. There are actually easy steps on how to sharpen the teeth of the document shredding machine. The answer is right at your kitchen. Take some aluminium foils from your kitchen and tear it to the size of a short bond paper. Feed all the short bond paper size aluminium foils to the electric paper shredder. Do it all over again until it gives you the output you want. From time to time, doing this will surely give you a smooth, efficient, and speedy shredding.
Like any other machines, there are considerations that shall be taken into account like knowing the function and very important care tips.