Even after the flooding, the basement still smells bad. I pull back the carpeting to investigate and find a lot of moisture around the edge of the basement floor. This new carpeting was installed by the flipper, but I decide to remove all of it as it is now ruined anyway. This includes carpeting in the master bedroom where there was additional moisture.
A stamp on the carpet padding shows that it was manufactured on December 27, 2012… less than 5 months before I purchased the home.