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How to Properly Maintain Smart Vent Flood Vents

How to Properly Maintain Smart Vent Flood Vents

Jan 14th 2021

Smart Vent Flood Vents offered by Bradley Building Products are built to be durable and long-lasting. They are designed to provide flood protection for your home or building for many years. They are extremely rust-resistant since they are built from stainless steel. Here are a couple of tips to keep your Smart Vent Flood Vents working well for years to come.


Your Smart Vent Flood Vents should be periodically rinsed with clean water, especially after a flooding event. This is particularly important if you live near saltwater or flooding from saltwater has occurred, as this can cause rust or corrosion of the stainless steel. Use any available de-rusting product for stainless steel to remove rust or pitting before it worsens.

If your vents have louvers for ventilation, make sure that the louver mechanism is well rinsed as well to remove dirt or debris that can cause wear.


The only lubricant you should use on Smart Vent Flood Vents is a dry film lubricant. Spray the louver mechanism periodically to keep it operating smoothly. There is also a bi-metallic coil that is used to open and close the vents with temperature changes — spray the coil periodically as well. Never use grease or any wet oils or lubricants on Smart Vent Flood Vents as this can collect dirt and hinder proper operation.

There is also a float assembly made from engineered plastics that should be cleaned and lubricated. You can insert a credit card into each side of the vent slot to open the door and reach the float assembly.

For more information on Smart Vent Flood Vents please call Bradley Building Products at 941-377-5969. We are pleased to offer automatic volume discounts on purchases starting with three vents. Save some money in the new year by shopping with us today!