A traditional upright vacuum weighs between 15 and 20 pounds and can put unnecessary strain on workers who need to transport this equipment throughout a facility. In hospitality markets, for instance, lightweight options – weighing between eight and 10 pounds – are a much better option.

This equipment is easly moved from room to room and fits into tight and confined spaces. Also, lightweight vacuums often include a flat-to-floor positioning feature which allows the user to vacuum with the handle parallel to the floor, helping to clean under beds, chairs and desks without bumping into furniture.

Finally, lightweight machines typically cost less than traditional vacuums, a benefit in budget conscious hotels where many vacuums are purchased.