I just recently purchased my first home in Denver. Last week we had a MONSTEROUS storm and water came into my basement through a poorly sealed window well and a 3/4" crack between my driveway and foundation. I noticed the water within one hour of it starting adn began clean-up immediately. Using a shop-vac to suck up all the water in the carpet. I have fixed the areas where the water came in (I hope), but what to fix the rest of it. I know that I have to replace the carpet adn pad- didnt really like it anyway. My big question is checking for mold behind the drywall. After reading many posts on here, I am thinking about removing 6"-8" of drywall along the floor. If this checks out fine, am i safe to assume that I should be ok? I know that assuming with mold is never a good idea and I will throughly clean the floor prior to repalcing the carpet. I am just looking for some opninions before i proceed . Like most new home owners, i am on a very limited budget and looking to do as much of the work as possible on my own, luckily i am relatively handy. Thanks.