We just bought a newly rehabbed house in Center City Philadelphia, with a finished basement and indoor outdoor carpeting. After the recent 8 inches of rain we've been inundated with wet carpets. The water seems to leak in from the wall in the back of the house and the side. We've got a small brick yard in back. There is only one small window in the front of the basement, where the laundry room is. Although some water was on the laundry room floor, it dried quickly and was pretty inconsequental compared to the finished part of the basement in the basement which is saturated still. There is no drain or sump pump.
Any ideas of what I I'm facing repair wise to prevent this and for now, how can I dry it out? We've had fans on for days, used wet dry vacs and a steam cleaner to pull up water, but eight gallons later we've still got damp carpet who's mildewy smell is starting to travel through the Central Airconditioning vents.