Face it: standard mobile vacuums are the worst. Lugging that thing up and down the stairs of a multi-story home is exhausting, and if you’ve got an especially dirty job, the canister can quickly fill, meaning more trips to the garbage can. If you already have mobility issues, chronic pain, or are a wheelchair user, a standard vacuum system can render itself completely inaccessible, or at the very least exacerbate your preexisting struggles. Too, in a more commercial setting such as a woodshop or an office building, standard vacuums can make cleaning up a nuisance due to their heft, leading to unhappy custodial staff.

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