As Spring approaches, so does the rain. Around the Atlanta area this year we have had a pretty wet winter. We get many calls with people complaining about their fireplace smelling of soot and smoke. That smell often times comes from a wet chimney. Without a cap rain comes down the chimney and causes the chimney to smell more than when it is dry. A chimney cap saves the interior components of the fireplace from rusting or clay tile and mortar erosion. A cap also keeps birds and animals out of the house as well. If you find your house smells more after rainy days keep this in mind and look to see if your cap has come off, due to a heavy wind