OK, we've pulled up the carpet, removed the drywall, got fans blowing. Almost everything is out of the basement, except for the mountain of wet (yuck) laundry because I *used* to use the floor as a laundry area, but I am making treks to laundromat for that issue. A friend suggested getting a dehumidifier, so husband is going to get that tomorrow. Plan is to scrub walls and floor (all concrete) with bleach tomorrow. Anything else we should be doing? Anything we should know about, having never had this pleasure before? I have contacted insurance company but I'm 99% sure this is not going to be covered. I have this vague recollection of thinking "oh, we don't need flood insurance, we have a sump pump" when they sent out flood insurance info several years ago. I could be wrong, but I'm pretty sure we're on our on on this one. I have servicemen coming to check out furnace, washer, dryer, hot water heater, and water softener before we start those up again. Also having an electrician come out and check circuits of the lines that were underwater and also having him move them higher up the concrete walls. What are we overlooking, because I'm sure we're missing something obvious and important? And anyone got suggestions for the wet-dog smell? How long will it take for that to clear out, and is there anything we can do to speed it along? It's been a weekend to remember.