Have you experienced a flood in a carpeted area? Flooding can happen for a variety of reasons, from bad weather to bad plumbing. Either way, you need to act fast if you want to recover your carpeting. Carpeting can seem just fine following a flood but still be moist within. A moist carpet is a damaged carpet. Not only could the carpet become discolored and develop an odor, but it could also become moldy and thus hazardous.