Moderators, feel free to move this if necessary. Well, I went away for the long weekend, despite the nasty weather. When I came home tonight I went downstairs to check on my HT (which is located in the basement) and I found out the basement door drain had clogged, water-logging the carpet of about 1/2 of the room. I don't know if there was standing water or if it just got soaked. Regardless, this is really, really bad. First of all, I'm renting the house, so I'm under the assumption that I'm responsible for the damage--even though this drain didn't get clogged even during the winter storms, including 18+" of snow. I don't have renter's insurance either. There's small but noticeable stains (almost like bleach) in some places, but no bad mildew on the wall yet. Second, but only a little less scary is the fact that a bunch of my AV equipment (HK AVR325, Dreamcast, antenna amp) and my power bar were on the carpet (i.e. not on stands or racks). By some weird stroke of luck and incredible caution on my part, nothing was--or has been since--plugged in to the wall since I left Friday, and I had moved my computer upstairs, but that's the only good news. So, first question: Does anyone with any similar experience know what happens, vis-a-vis my landlord? I'm calling him tomorrow to let him know what happened, but I don't know what to say or do. If the landlord is at fault in any way (which I doubt), can I be compensated for the damaged equipment? Second question: How do I dry my AV stuff off? The AVR325 is my primary concern, because even though it's raised slightly by the feet, I know there has to be at least condensation, if not actual water damage (I don't know if there was any standing water or not). Is this something I should take to a professional?