Week before last we had a LOT of rain here in the Lehigh Valley (the remains of a tropical storm I think? We came home from work to find a very wet basement. There has been water down there once before already this summer, when we had another big rain storm (right before my birthday). This was the worst so far though so we had to call in some larger help to get it all dried out.
Three industrial fans dried it out pretty quickly, the company that supplied these also sprayed a anti-microbial spray on the carpet, and it seems to have worked. The basement doesn't smell wet or moldy/mildewy. Now we just need to do something to prevent this from happening again. We have a couple of options in mind. We are going to start with the cheapest solution (rerouting some roof drainage) and hold off on the more expensive (destroying the finished basement to put in a sump pump).