We've lived in our two story home for 10 years. We've never used the fireplace and one of these days I'm going to install a wood-stove or a pellet stove. In the mean-time, I want to use the fireplace on weekends just for fun for the rest of this winter. Two questions: 1. What would be a reasonable price to pay to have the chimney cleaned? 2. What would be a reasonable price to pay for a cleaning and to have inspected with a scope?. I called one chimney sweep and they want $189 to clean it and $350 to clean it and scope it. I thought the cleaning was reasonable but I'm questioning the up-charge for the scoping. Assuming the scoping is reasonable, would it be worth-while and what would they be looking for? Thanks in advance.