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Founded in 1993, Bonfe is a family owned and operated business specializing in residential plumbing, heating, cooling, drain cleaning, electrical, indoor air quality and appliance repair services. When you have multiple repairs that need to be done in your home, think of One Company and make One Call to Bonfe.
Our appliance repair technicians are licensed, bonded and insured so you can feel confident having them in your home.
Our appliance repair technicians can repair or replace any appliance in the Twin Cities metro area. Whether you have a 20 year old oven that’s not heating or a high end refrigerator that is just out of its warranty period Bonfe factory trained appliance repair technicians can help.
Bonfe's Plumbing, Heating and Air Services, Inc. offers repair and installation services in and around the following Minnesota cities:
Inver Grove Heights
North St Paul
South St Paul
Spring Lake Park
St Louis Park
St Paul Park
West St Paul
White Bear Lake
White Bear Twnshp
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Our business has been designed around making the lives of our customers easier, more enjoyable and stress free. We offer more services under one roof than our competitors so you don’t have to waste time finding a qualified contractor for each and every repair in your home.
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This career open house is for individuals seeking lifelong career opportunities. At Bonfe, our goal is to hire the right person at the right time, and encourage that person to find what he or she does best. When that perfect match between employee and skill set is found, the possibilities are endless.
At Bonfe, we have a strong commitment to our employees. What does that mean to you? A safe, secure and supportive work environment with opportunities to grow.
If you’re looking to make a career move, this open house is for you. It will be a causal experience, fun and most of all, informative. We will be happy to answer any questions you may have about our history, staff, operations or plans for continued growth. We hope to see you soon!
Where: Bonfe Headquarters located at 505 Randolph Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55102
When: Thursday, September 25th from 6:00 PM- 8:30 PM
What to Expect: Interviews will be conducted, prizes raffled off and building and vehicle tours available for those who are interested. Food and beverages will be served throughout the entire open house.
If you have any questions before the open house, please call Betsy:
Jake has said that Bonfe did not start out as a career, “Who thinks that being a warehouse runner could lead to such a career that one decides this is where I want to work when I grow up?” 10 years later is clear that Jake has made quite a career for himself. Jake would tell others that as long as you’re open to new experiences and willing to learn, Bonfe will work with you to help create attractive opportunities to keep you motivated and challenged.
Dayna says Bonfe is the most enjoyable place to work that she has been at! Bonfe has a great environment, amazing people to work with, and even better leaders. She wouldn't hesitate to refer any of her friends and family and is glad she calls Bonfe her work home.
Connie believes Bonfe has it all, a great environment with supportive co-workers and leaders, direction from the leadership team, core beliefs and a focus that most companies are lacking. Bonfe truly is a team that works together to better the company, and therefore each other.
Alex feels that unlike many companies out there these days, Bonfe gives employees an opportunity to grow. The close family environment at Bonfe cultivates not only lessons in the working world, but lessons that cross over into family lives outside of work. He says Bonfe has a great environment and is a place people want to work at and stay long term.
When asked what made Bonfe different and a place he wanted to stay for his career, he stated things were always moving, changing, and evolving in a good direction. There is always opportunity for growth and to learn and further yourself as an employee and person.
A storm can seriously damage your HVAC system. Storms bring with them rain, hail, and, heavy winds, that pose a threat to your outdoor air conditioning and heating system. It is essential that you know how to protect your system from storm damage. This can save you lots of stress later on in case the system stops working, and needs repairs.
Do you want to know how to protect your HVAC system from storm damage? Then you have to bear with us a little longer as we unveil to you 4 essential tips to protect your HVAC unit from rain, floods, and storms.
Hail and debris blown by winds are two of the most common cause of damage to HVAC units. It is important that just before the storm you should place a heavy canvas cover or hail guards over the outdoor parts of your HVAC system. This will protect the HVAC unit from storm damage. You should not use the air conditioning or heater unit until the storm has passed and you remove the cover from the HVAC unit.
In case your home is located in a low area and flooding is a concern, you should install the HVAC unit on a higher level of your home. This will prevent it from water damage. You can learn about the height of floodwaters in your area from your city's building commission or online. A professional HVAC technician can provide you more information about the type of equipment that you need to raise your HVAC unit above flood level.
Is your HVAC unit located in your basement? If so, it could easily be damaged by flooding during heavy rains. The best solution is to install a sump pump to prevent floodwaters from damaging your HVAC system.
A sump pump automatically activates when water is detected in your basement. It will start pumping the water and prevent rain water to accumulate in the basement. You should hire a professional technician to install and maintain the sump pump. The technician will periodically check the sump pump and power supply to ensure that it will work in emergency situation.
Keeping your yard clean and well maintained is another way to protect your HVAC system. Dirt and debris that blows from the yard can get inside your HVAC system and damage the internal circuitry. You should make sure that the outdoor HVAC unit is clear for at least three feet in all directions. Keep nearby trees and landscaping cleaned and trimmed. Also, you should promptly remove dead branches to prevent them from being knocked loose in a storm.
You should not let floodwater and storms ruin your HVAC unit. Visit www.bonfe.com to learn more about our comprehensive heating and cooling service in Minneapolis and St. Paul. Our expert HVAC technicians will provide you additional tips and advice on maintaining your heating and cooling system in order to extend its lifetime.
Do you remember the 1990's popular sitcom "Home Improvement"? The TV show popularized DIY home improvements among US homeowners. Many consumers, in an attempt to save money due to difficult economic times, try to do most repairs at home themselves. From do-it-yourself to make-do-and-mend, the practice has seen a huge surge in most homes in the US. There is nothing more rewarding than to stand back and admire a DIY job well done.
However, when it comes to electrical repairs, DIY enthusiasts should think again. Unlike other do-it-yourself projects, doing electrical repairs yourself is extremely dangerous. Every year, hundreds of people are injured or killed in the US due to faulty DIY electrical repairs. Even the smallest mistake in electrical repair jobs could have a devastating effect on not only your property but your life as well.
The next time when you roll up your sleeves to do electrical repairs yourself, consider the following facts about DIY electrical repair. You will know why doing electrical repairs yourself is an extremely dangerous job that should be better left to an expert electrician.
You may be surprised to know that on average every year around 10 deaths, 750 serious injuries, and 12,500 fires are caused due to faulty electrical work. Most of these fatalities occur due to ambitious DIY enthusiasts who carry out improper electrical repairs.
Although it may look like you are saving money, you are in fact adding fuel to fire by conducting electrical repairs yourself. Improper wiring could cause a short circuit that may lead to a fire. There is also a risk of electric shock if proper care is not taken while doing electrical repair jobs.
Professional electricians are expert in conducting electrical repairs. They know how to perform the job safely. These professionals use safety equipment and clothing that reduce the dangers of electrical repairs.
In most states in the US, it is illegal to install, extend or alter any wiring cable without getting it checked by a licensed electrical inspector. According to the Electricity (Safety) Regulations Act 2010, there are only a limited number of electric repairs that you are allowed to conduct yourself. Even conducting those repairs require that you have the necessary knowledge and skills. Also, there is a risk that if you sell the house, it may not pass safety code requirements due to improper home electrical repairs.
Your insurance company may reject your insurance claim in case of fire or other damage caused by a DIY repair job. Most insurance contracts that relate to properties insurance clearly specify that if the damage to the property is done due to deliberate negligence of the owner the company will not compensate the owner for the loss.
It is essential that you hire a professional electrician to conduct electrical repairs - both minor and major - at homes. Bonfe provides expert electrician who can take care of your electrical repair needs. Do not risk your life and property by conducting electrical repairs yourself. You can get in touch with Bonfe electricians by visiting the site www.bonfe.com.
Power surges that occur during thunderstorms and heavy rains pose a major risk to your electrical appliances. A power surge can destroy your electrical appliances in a fraction of a second. When lightning strikes nearby, it can cause a spike in your home's electrical wiring. The spike usually lasts for a brief time but it can seriously damage your electrical appliances if you have not taken proper steps to protect your device from these surges.
Here we present to you three important steps that you can take to protect your electrical equipment from power surges that occur during thunderstorms.
Power surges can occur if lightning strikes your home. They can also occur following a power outage during thunderstorms. Power spikes can linger for a few minutes after the lighting or when the power is restored. If you turn on your electrical equipment during this time, the lingering power spike can cause serious damage to your equipment.
The best solution to this lingering power spikes is to install a large stabilizer to the mains with time-delay technology. The stabilizer will keep your system off for a couple of minutes to allow the power to stabilize. This will prevent damage to your electrical components. You should consider hiring a professional technician to install the stabilizer with time-delay technology at the mains. Never install the stabilizer yourself as it could pose a threat to both your life and your property.
A surge protector provides a buffer and absorbs excess electricity during power surges. Installing a whole-home surge protection device will protect your electrical appliances from harm. Whole-home surge protection is installed at the main power line that provides protection to every appliance at your home including the HVAC system. This is more cost effective than using power strips that incorporate power surge technology in each of your outlets.
Again, you should hire a reliable technician to install the whole-home power surge protector rather than doing it yourself. Although it may cost a little extra, hiring a professional technician to do the job for you will ensure that the power surge protector is installed properly without any trouble.
Finally, the easiest way to protect your electrical equipment during power surges is to keep them off during and just after a thunderstorm. Running the system without any power protection devices could cause extensive damage to your electrical appliances. Also, you should also unplug all electrical appliances during power surges. Although, leaving electrical devices plugged-in during power surges may not cause immediate harm, but it may cause cumulative damage to the devices requiring costly repairs.
Thunderstorms can cause serious harm to your electrical equipment. You should follow the above tips to protect your electrical units from power surges that occur during thunderstorms. Visit www.bonfe.com to get in touch with expert technicians who can help you to protect your electrical appliances from power surges that occur during thunderstorms and power outages.
Does your washing machine sound like a jet engine taking off during the spin cycle? Does it make a lot of grinding and squealing noises while spinning? Does the sound make your own head spin?
If you nodded in approval to the above questions then you should know that defective bearings are usually the cause of the problem. The washing machine bearings should be repaired immediately when a loud noise emanates from the tub upon spinning.
If you do not get the bearings fixed, it may cause damage to other parts of the washer. Some of the parts that can be damaged due to faulty bearings include - spider arm, outer tub, basket, and the electrical components. Here you will learn more about washer bearing issues and why you should hire a professional appliance repair technician to fix the bearings.
Washers that are made in the last decade or so have bearings that help operate the machine. Both front and top load washers use bearings that will eventually become defective with use. Over time, water seeps through the seal and rusts the bearings. Rusted bearings are the main cause of the loud noise that you hear when the washer is spinning. Washing machine bearings are usually good for around 10 years before they need to be replaced.
The bearings are located below the outer tank of the washer. The outer tank is the white plastic part with an inner stainless steel drum. You have to split this tank apart in order to reach the bearing. The hoses, suspension, water seal, inner drum and electrical assembly are located between the bearings and the outer tank. A professional appliance repair technician will take them out to get to the bearings of the washer.
Replacing the washer bearings is no simple task. Sometimes the sleeve that holds the bearings pops out when replacing them. In this case you have to replace the whole rear tank assembly which may add up to hundreds of dollars. This can happen if the bearings have been so badly damaged that it collapses during repairs.
Also, extreme care needs to be taken when removing the outer tank to reach the washer bearings. If this is not done correctly it can result in further damage to your washer increasing the cost of repair. In order to prevent damage to other components and parts of the washing machine time is of the essence. The sooner you have them repaired the better.
Bonfe has been serving the community since 1993 and is a trusted name in providing 24/7 repair and maintenance services at a reasonable price.
A water heater is an essential household appliance that warms up the water used in cooking, bathing and various other household chores. Water heaters come in two varieties - Electric and gas.
Electric water heaters use electricity to heat up the water. Gas water heaters, on the other hand, run on gas to fuel the burner that heats the water. Here we will guide you in troubleshooting both gas and electric water heaters to get to the root of the problem and have it solved.
Note: The information contained herein is for informational purposes only. Trying to repair the water heater yourself can be dangerous. It is important that you get your water heater checked and repaired with an expert water- heater repair technician.
A blown fuse of the heater is usually the main culprit in electric water heaters. If the fuse is in working order, the problem could be with the thermostat or heating element. Electric water heaters have two of them. A water-heater repair expert will first turn off the breaker that serves the water heater circuit and remove the access cover of the water heater to check whether the thermostat and heating element are in good working order.
Repairing or fixing the heating element is a little costly. The heating elements are usually fastened to the tank with a bracket and 3-4 bolts. It may also be screwed into the tank with a big hex nut. If the heating element is defective, it has to be repaired or replaced. The water heater is first shut off and drained prior to repairing or replacing the heating element. The thermostat of the water heater is relatively inexpensive to fix and replace. Once repaired, you should have hot water in about an hour.
Gas water heaters are run on natural gas, so in case of defective water heater, the first item to check is the supply of gas to the water heater. If the water heater is receiving adequate gas supply, then the problem may be with the thermocouple or gas control valve.
A thermocouple is a sensor for measuring temperature. The gas heater will not heat the water properly if the thermocouple is defective. A pilot light that won't light or stay lit indicates problems with the thermocouple. If the thermocouple is working properly, then the gas control valve is the only thing that may be causing problem with the water. Again an expert water heater repair professional will be able to diagnose and repair the cause of the defective water heater.People who reside near the areas of St. Paul or Minneapolis Mn should contact Bonfe, a reputable firm that specializes in residential cooling, heating, electrical, plumbing, indoor air quality, drain cleaning, and appliance repair services. The professional electricians can easily diagnose and repair problems with your water heater.
Just visit www.bonfe.com or dial (651)-621-8821 / (612)-206-3097 to get in touch with the experts.
The quality of drinking water greatly affects your health. Consumption of unsafe water results in various disease and illnesses. Although the water may appear clean and safe to drink, it may still be polluted. The only way to find out about whether you are drinking clean, safe water is to conduct regular water quality checks.
A number of factors determine the quality of water in residential homes. Here we will provide an overview of 5 important factors that are used to test whether the water is safe for consumption. This information will determine if you need to install a water filtration system in your home.
PH level is an important factor that determines water quality in homes. It measures the alkalinity and acidity of the water. The PH level ranges from 0 (Highly Alkaline) to 14 (Highly Acidic). A PH of 7 is preferable for water which indicates that the water is neither acidic or alkaline. It is essential that you regularly get the water PH level checked with a reliable company to ensure that it remains safe for consumption.
Another factor that is used to test the quality of water is the temperature of the water. This test is conducted for river water sources and non- residential waters. Thermal pollution is a major factor of water pollution in rivers.
Temperature is noted at two positions within the stream that are approximately 1.6 km apart. If the difference in temperature is more than 2oCelsius then it is most probable that the river water is contaminated by thermal pollution.
Turbidity level of water also determines the quality of water. It refers to the level of contaminates that are present in the water. Various tools and methods are used to test the turbidity of the water. Water is cleaner if the turbidity level is low. High turbidity level indicates contaminated water that is harmful for consumption.
The oxygen level in the water matters when it comes to sustaining outdoor and indoor vegetation. Your plants, trees, and shrubs will not be able to grow properly if the water oxygen level is low. It is essential that the oxygen is present in the water in suitable quantity. This will ensure that the flora and fauna grow healthily as oxygen in water is essential for their survival and growth.
Finally, electrical conductivity of the water also determines the safety of your water. Specific testing measures the electrical conductivity. Water with high specific conductivity contains more contaminants than that with low specific conductivity. Contaminants and other particle matter readily dissolve in water with high conductivity, while low specific conductivity indicates that the water is clean and pure.
You should hire a professional company to perform regular quality water checks in your home. Bonfe has been successfully serving the areas of Saint Paul and Minneapolis for decades.
You should visit www.bonfe.com now to get help of qualified professionals in determining quality of water supply in your home, and see if a quality filtration system is right for you.