The Top 5 Germ Hotspots in Your Orange County Office

The Top 5 Germ Hotspots in Your Orange County Office (And How to Clean Them)

We bet you didn’t know that your office is filled with unseen colleagues. No, we’re not talking about ghosts; we’re talking about germs! They’re everywhere, and while they might not show up on the payroll, they certainly make their presence felt.

These invisible co-workers can cause all sorts of trouble, from the common cold to more serious illnesses. But don’t worry, prevention is always better than cure, and that’s where we come in.

We’re S&W Maintenance Co., and we’ve been in the commercial cleaning business for over 70 years. With decades of experience, we’ve become experts at keeping workplaces clean and germ-free. We believe in creating a healthy environment where you and your employees can thrive.

The Unseen Enemies in the Office

The Unseen Enemies in the Office

We all know that a clean office is a happy office, but do you know what’s lurking behind those shiny surfaces? Let’s meet some of the unseen enemies that might be sharing your workspace.

Influenza (Flu)

The flu isn’t just a winter nuisance; it’s a dangerously infectious disease that can spread like wildfire in an office setting. It’s airborne, so when someone sneezes or coughs, those germs are on the move! That’s why air quality is so crucial. We make sure to clean those air vents and keep the air fresh and clean.

Helicobacter pylori (Ulcer Bacteria)

Ever had a sharp pain in your stomach during lunch? It might be the work of Helicobacter pylori, a bacteria that causes ulcers. Proper cleaning of common areas, especially the kitchen, can keep this pesky bacteria at bay.

Hepatitis A Virus

This one’s a tough customer. Hepatitis A can infect your liver, and it spreads through contaminated food and water. Our thorough cleaning services ensure that your break rooms and water coolers are spotless and safe.


Nobody wants food poisoning, especially from an office potluck! Salmonella can lead to some nasty symptoms, and it comes from undercooked or contaminated food. We’ll help you keep that kitchen spick and span.

Staph Bacteria

Small cuts and exposed skin can invite Staph bacteria, leading to infections and other skin problems. Regular cleaning of workstations and bathrooms can help prevent these issues.

The Battlefields – Top 5 Germ Hotspots

The Battlefields Top 5 Germ Hotspots

Germs are sneaky, and they love to hang out in places you’d least expect. Here’s a tour of the top 5 germ hotspots in the office, and don’t worry, we’ve got the battle plans to keep them under control.

Office Doorknobs

Hands up if you wash your hands every time you touch a doorknob! Not many, right? Doorknobs are like a germ party, and not everyone remembers to wash their hands. That’s why we make sure to give them a good cleaning regularly.

Keyboard and Mouse

Your keyboard and mouse might look clean, but they’re home to thousands of bacteria. A quick wipe with a disinfectant, and voila! They’re as good as new. We’ll help you keep those computer accessories germ-free.


A cup of coffee is a morning ritual, but unwashed mugs can be breeding grounds for germs. We’ll ensure that your mugs are properly washed and dried, so you can enjoy your coffee without any unwanted guests.

The Office Photocopier

Photocopiers are essential, and everyone uses them. That means a lot of hands and a lot of germs. Regular cleaning of the photocopier’s surface can keep those flu viruses and other nasties at bay.

Elevator Buttons

Elevator buttons get pressed by hundreds, even thousands of hands every day. We’ll make sure those buttons are sparkling clean, so you can ride the elevator without a second thought.

Winning the War – Tips for a Clean Office

Tips for a Clean Office

We’re all in this together, and with a few simple strategies, we can create a clean and healthy workplace. Here’s how:

Proper Handwashing

Washing your hands isn’t just a good idea; it’s a must! Wet, scrub, rinse, and dry – do it right, and you’ll keep those germs at bay. And hey, it only takes 20 seconds!

Regular Disinfection

Your desk, keyboard, mouse, phone – they all need a good wipe down now and then. With our janitorial office cleaning services, we’ll make sure everything’s spick and span.

Proper Food Handling

Lunchtime should be a joy, not a risk! Separate raw and cooked foods, wash those hands, and refrigerate leftovers. We’ll keep the kitchen clean, so you can enjoy your meal in peace.

Wearing a Mask

Feeling a bit under the weather? A mask can help prevent spreading germs to your colleagues. It’s a simple step that shows you care.

Seeking Medical Consultation

If something feels off, don’t hesitate to see a doctor. Early detection can save you a lot of trouble and keep your office healthy.


So there you have it, friends! From unseen enemies to common battlegrounds, we’ve explored the world of office germs together. But remember, with the right strategies and a little help from your pals at S&W Maintenance Co., those germs don’t stand a chance.

Take Action

Ready to declare victory over office germs? We’re here to help with over 70 years of experience in commercial cleaning. Whether it’s doorknobs or elevators, keyboards or mugs, we know how to make them shine. Contact us today for complete commercial cleaning services, and let’s create a workplace where health and happiness thrive!