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About Dawson's Chimney Sweeps

"Do it right, or not at all."

Dawson's Chimney Sweeps, Inc. is a family owned and operated business which has been located in the Nottingham area since 1990. The business began primarily as a chimney cleaning service with a few stainless steel liner installations and has grown into Southern Lancaster and Southern Chester Counties' leading chimney sweeping and lining specialist. Our success is all due to Dawson's commitment to quality and high standards of workmanship and materials. We believe in "doing it right or not at all."

Owner/Operator, Benny Dawson (pictured) received a training certificate from the CSIA in June 1995. Benny also received a Certified Chimney Professional (CCP) and Certified Chimney Reliner (CCR) certificate in 2017.   In previous years has been a member of the National Chimney Sweep Guild and the PA Chimney Sweep Guild. Benny's son, Benjamin, is also a full-time employee and received a CSIA certificate in 2015. 

All work is done up to or surpassing the National Fire Protection Association standards. NFPA 211, NFPA 54, NFPA 31 codes. 



Certified Chimney Professionals, a national Chimney Sweeping Certification Board announces that Benjamin W. Dawson of Dawson’s Chimney Sweeps, Inc. has achieved the Certified Master Chimney Technician (CMCT) and the Certified Chimney Reliner (CCR) designation.


The CMCT course consists of having a minimum of 8 years experience and 6 years of past comprehensive chimney sweeping certification testing. CMCT candidates, besides having outstanding experience, have received training in the following subjects: Chimney inspections and inspection standards; science of fuels and combustion; heating and venting systems, cleaning of fireplaces, wood stoves, heaters, inserts, pellet stoves and masonry stoves. Also included is cleaning of chimneys for oil/gas boilers and furnace systems as well as problems with the performance of chimneys and vents.


The CCR course consists of a comprehensive chimney relining manual and independent testing. CCR candidates receive training in the following subjects: Chimney inspections and inspection standards; chimney liners; general chimney relining; clay and ceramic liners; relining coatings; metal liners and metallurgy; cast-in-place liners; prefab and factory-built relining; gas/oil relining; insulation and UL standards.

These in-depth programs also include the candidates study and knowledge of the NFPA 211; The National Fire Protections Association Standard for Chimneys, Fireplaces, Vents, and solid Fuel-Burning Appliances - 2013 Edition.


All candidates for the CCP and CCR designation also agree to abide by a professional code of ethics.

“Our certifications are intended to fortify the experienced chimney professional’s knowledge, and to allow the experienced chimney professional the chance to prove by independent testing that they have attained a professional level of knowledge of the codes, standards and practices of a Certified Chimney Professional or a Certified Chimney Relliner, or a Certified Master Chimney Technician and to achieve the designation” states Marshall Peters, director of Certified Chimney Professionals.

Additionally, Mr. Peters asks the following questions: “When it comes to fire, would you leave your chimney relining in the hands of just any guy with a chimney pipe? Why not instead, trust your chimney to a Certified Chimney Reliner who has proven by independent testing that they have demonstrated a professional level of knowledge of chimney and vent relining.”


Areas Serviced


  • Nottingham

  • Oxford

  • Lincoln University

  • Jennersville

  • West Grove

  • Kennett Square

  • Longwood

  • Unionville

  • Chadds Ford

  • West Chester ​​(West of Route 202, only)

  • Quarryville

  • Cochranville

  • Gap

  • Parkesburg

  • Landenberg

  • Christiana

  • Toughkenamon

  • Mendenhall

  • Coatesville

  • Downingtown

  • Atglen

  • Pocopson


  • Calvert

  • Rising Sun

  • North East

  • Elkton

  • Fair Hill

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