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How Do Smart Vent Flood Vents Work?

How Do Smart Vent Flood Vents Work?

Feb 10th 2021

Smart Vent Flood Vents from Bradley Building Products are the perfect solution for homeowners living in flood-prone areas. They can make the difference between having your home remain on its foundation versus being pushed aside by floodwaters. But how do they work?

Smart Vent Flood Vents work on the principle that floodwaters will not damage a home’s foundation or structure if the water is given an unrestricted way to leave the home. The vents operate when they detect floodwaters by unlatching and releasing the water. They offer a minimum three inches of clearance so small debris can pass through them to prevent clogging and excessive water pressure.

All Smart Vent Flood Vents are constructed from stainless steel to ensure a long life. They require no human intervention or action for them to work correctly. Therefore, you don’t need to be home during a flooding event for your home to be protected. We recommend the vents be flushed with fresh water after a flooding event to remove any dirt, debris, or salt so they will continue to operate for years to come.

We recommend that one vent be installed for every 200 square feet of enclosed space, assuming an 8” x 16” vent is used. Our vents can be purchased with insulation which is perfect for enclosed areas such as garages, or they can be dual-purpose which allows them to work as ventilation vents for areas such as crawl spaces under a home. The dual-purpose vents will open and close automatically with temperature changes.

For more information on Smart Vent Flood Vents, call Bradley Building Products today at 941-377-5969.