Pentair's Virtual Water Assistant is a cloud-based technology that continually monitors its battery backup sump pump and sends text or e-mail alerts to mobile or desktop devices if problems are detected, when the backup pump is activated during an emergency, when home power is lost, or when battery charge is low. When an alert comes in, the Virtual Water Assistant shows homeowners the status of their home and offers troubleshooting options. 

The battery back-up technology also allows users to remotely run a diagnostics test cycle to confirm the system is working correctly. In addition, users can set up text and e-mail alerts to go to their plumbing contractors to make them aware of immediate issues. The battery back-up sump pump features an energy-efficient DC pump that can deliver...

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