We are moving into a house with a fire-place.
The current tenants (friends of ours),
have been living there just short of 2 decades, and have never used it once.
The house is about 90 years old, so it certainly saw a lot of use once upon a time.
I myself rather enjoy a fire. Though I've not lived in a house with one, since I was a kid. Not really planning on using it for heating, but for a couple of times in the winter it would nice to be able to use it just for the enjoyment of the thing.
Is there anything I should do before using it?
Should I be worried about the chimney being blocked?
How would I go about inspecting for that?