Hi All.

Hopefully this is where I am to post this.... I wasn't sure where.

I have an old home (1942 vintage), and i went and removed some old backsplash. It looked like some sort of vinyl to me, so it may have been put in a long time after construction.

Anyway, after the vinyl was removed there was this strong odor that I can't really place... I'd like to say stagnant water, but am not sure.

The paper under the backsplash looked wet, but it has long since dried out, and I still have the smell. I don't see any kind of mold anywhere, or any water staining other than what was on the paper. So before i start demolishing things, does anyone know what this might be? And how I might deal with this without drilling and blasting?

Any help is appreciated.