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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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Bonfe Is Your Minneapolis, St. Paul's Trusted Name In Home Comfort
Repair & Replace: Plumbing, Heating, Air Conditioning, Appliance, Electrical, & Home Warranty
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.
Bonfe’s Plumbing, Heating & Air Service, Inc., a Minnesota corporation (“Bonfe”) warrants to the original purchaser (“Customer”) that its accepted and purchased recommended repair and/or equipment (“Goods and Services”) will be free from defect in materials and workmanship under normal use for as long as the Customer owns the residence in which the Goods and Services were provided (“Lifetime Warranty”).
This Lifetime Warranty shall apply only to the recommended Goods and Services made by Bonfe. All non-recommended repairs and all non-repair services, including drain cleaning, shall be covered by Bonfe’s standard warranty provided on the sales invoice issued to the Customer. This Lifetime Warranty does not apply to equipment that was not installed by Bonfe or repairs that were not performed by Bonfe. Bonfe will not be responsible for damage or repairs resulting from abuse, misuse, or neglect, unauthorized alteration, modification, or repair, or improper operation.
Customer agrees that Bonfe’s responsibility with respect to a Lifetime Warranty claim is solely limited to service and repairs or, at Bonfe’s option, replacement of the Goods and Services if found by Bonfe to be defective. The Lifetime Warranty provided by Bonfe applies to materials and workmanship from the date of the installation of the Goods or the date of the Service to the date that the Customer no longer owns the residence in which the Goods were installed or the Services were performed. Bonfe disclaims any liability for incidental or consequential damages, including lost or duplicated time or expense, accruing for any reason to Customer, whether such claim is made in contract or in tort or under any warranty or in negligence, indemnity or otherwise, even if Bonfe has been advised of the possibility of such damages.
If Bonfe determines that the Goods must be replaced, Bonfe makes no guaranty that the same make and model will be available. In the event that a different make or model is provided pursuant to this warranty, Customer will receive a model of substantially equal or approximate size and performance as the original Goods. Bonfe assumes no obligation to incorporate any modifications or improvements developed by the manufacturer in any Goods previously sold or in service. This Lifetime Warranty provided is separate from and independent of any manufacturer’s warranty. In the event of a recall of the Goods, whether voluntarily by the manufacturer or mandated by any governmental authority, the manufacturer’s warranty shall be primary and Customer shall comply with all manufacturer requirements for claims under such manufacturer’s warranty before making any Lifetime Warranty claim. This Lifetime Warranty does not apply to the increased cost of repair or replacement of a Good or Service attributable to the enforcement of any ordinance or law regulating the use, repair, or replacement of any Good or Service.
This Lifetime Warranty does not apply to any Goods or Services which have not been paid for according to the applicable terms of purchase. The terms and conditions of this Lifetime Warranty cannot be altered without Bonfe’s written consent. No agent of Bonfe has any authority to give any warranty that exceeds those listed in this Lifetime Warranty, and Customer is therefore warned to read this contract carefully to make sure it correctly reflects those terms that are important to Customer. This Lifetime Warranty is exclusive and in lieu of all other express, statutory, and implied warranties, including those of merchantability and fitness for any particular purpose. Notwithstanding anything contrary herein, Customer agrees to pay Bonfe the applicable standard service call fee for each service request by Customer under this Lifetime Warranty.
Are you thinking of handling electrical maintenance at home yourself? Are you sure you are making the right decision to take on such a huge responsibility? Electrical systems are complexly structured, and if you cut the wrong wire or install an outlet improperly, the entire houses electrical system may be in jeopardy.
To avoid this dreadful scenario from ever coming true, you need to take extra precaution when making electrical repairs at home. You need to prevent yourself from making the following electrical mistakes:
If you are installing a light outdoors and there is no electrical box in sight, do not attempt to wire a connection in the location you think an electrical box should be placed or on its outside, if present.
Solution: Add a junction box to establish the electrical connection
In order to install a new switch or outlet, people tend to cut the electrical wires too short, spelling trouble for the whole house. The electrical wires need to protrude from the box so make them three inches long.
Solution: For existing short wires, extend them using six inch extensions
According to the electrical code, you need to protect the cables, placing them between the walls. This means you cannot put the cable under or over the wall framing, as it will leave the cable exposed.
Suggestion: Use a small board along with the cable to protect the cable from damage.
Wires connected loosely can cause a fire, endangering people in the house. Make sure that wires do not come out from the terminal and remain securely inside at all times.
Solution: In order to prevent the wires from overheating, use plastic spacers to ensure that the wire is attached to the wall.
It is not acceptable to replace a two-slot outlet with a three-slot outlet to plug in a three-pronged plug. Before you begin to make any type of replacement, check to see if the outlet is grounded. If you do not know, replace the outlet with a two-slot outlet.
Suggestion: Use special testers to ensure that the outlet is correctly wired.
Do not place the black wire into the neutral terminal. Even though everything in your house will function, your electrical system might malfunction. Only the white wires are supposed to connect to the neutral terminal.
You can identify which one is which by the color of the wire. For instance, hot terminals are darker gold whereas the screw is silver or lighter. The grounding wire's terminal will be green with its wire being copper.
Suggestion: Carefully look at the wires when changing the switches and outlets.
Don't want to take a chance with your electrical repair? You should consider calling the professionals at Bonfe for all your electrical repair and maintenance.
Your home appliances require periodic maintenance and repairs in order to remain functional. The appliances tend to wear out with regular use. Besides this, the buildup of debris and waste in exhaust systems makes frequent cleaning essential. Appropriate repair and maintenance helps you prolong the useful life of your home appliances.
Here are a few tips and tricks you can use to maintain major home appliances with ease. Keep in mind that most home appliances incur a hefty price. It is therefore wise to protect your investment through timely inspections.
It is easy to forget when the repairs are due, particularly because it is an uninteresting task! Given your busy routines, regular checkups and repairs is the first thing you're most likely to ignore. It is therefore a better idea to set reminders and schedule maintenance with the professional services.
You can pin a note to your refrigerator door or set up electronic notes in your gadgets. However, make sure you don't ignore these notes when they become due!
Every home appliance has a set capacity. Make sure you don't overload your appliances while getting them to work. This does not only put unnecessary burden on the appliances, it also augments the damage to the equipment's moving parts, decreasing its utility and performance. In the long run, it might also take a couple of years off the appliances' life expectancy.
For instance, it is better to wash a bowl manually than to fix it in an overloaded dish washing machine. The few additional dirty clothes that seemed to come out of nowhere can wait (and should wait) till the next wash. Besides this, don't put excessively hot foods directly in the refrigerator - it puts an unnecessary load on the appliance.
Use the appliances as they are designed to be used. Excess of everything will most probably backfire, leading to bigger damage down the line.
Most home appliances that are used for cleaning purposes come with a built-in dirt trap, like in the case of air conditioners, washing machines, dishwashers, vacuum cleaners, dryers, and others. Over time, the dirt traps tend to get overloaded with debris, hampering the performance of your home appliances. Make sure you tackle these periodically. If the dirt traps are detachable, make sure you wash them carefully to remove all sediments. If the dirt trap is non-detachable, use a cloth to eliminate residues. This helps you maintain optimal performance of your equipment.
Most home appliances are covered under home insurance policies. This means the repair and maintenance costs incurred to maintain your appliance will be paid for by the insurer, giving you a peace of mind. However, make sure you read the terms and conditions of your contract carefully and thoroughly to see what is and isn't covered under the policy. This will save you from untimely shocks!
Need some advice on maintaining and repairing home appliances? Contact Bonfe for best consultation and repair services in town.
Do you have a home warranty plan for your house? If yes, you've secured yourself against expensive appliance repairs. But if you haven't, it is time you rethink your decision, particularly if your home appliances are over 10 years old.
The home warranty provides protection for your home appliances, insuring them against major break downs and failures. Most home appliances incur high maintenance costs, and have a predefined life expectancy. It can be pretty disconcerting to arrange a hefty budget for unexpected repairs. The home warranty gives you a peace of mind, enabling you to redirect a substantial part of your costs towards the insurer.
While you are out looking for a home warranty plan for your house, it is important for you to keep a close eye on the terms and conditions laid out in the contract.
Here are a few things you need to look out for to maximize your benefits.
Every home warranty plan may not necessarily cover all home appliances. It is important to read through the contract details to find out what is and isn't covered under the plan. Generally, however, most major home appliances are covered, which means you'll be able to save yourself from hefty expenses nevertheless.
Generally, the home warranty covers all problems that occur within the defined geographic boundaries of your house. If something happens even an inch outside this perimeter, you won't be able to use the home warranty plan for repairs. For instance, if the plant roots seem to grow into the sewerage pipelines on the outskirts of your house, it will most probably not be claimable under the home warranty plan.
Besides this, some insurers may demand consistent maintenance and repairs. If you are intentionally delaying minor repairs to augment the damage, you might end up losing the home warranty coverage. The cases are usually investigated to make sure they are eligible for the home warranty plan.
Any problems that already exist are usually not covered under the home warranty plans. These need to be identified and rectified before the home warranty plan can be signed. If you're adamant to get these problems covered nevertheless, it will result in a higher premium for the home warranty plan.
Home warranty plans are not refundable. So if you are not using it often, you won't be able to redeem its benefits later. In the long run, you might end up spending more in home warranty premiums than on repairs!
These issues are not covered under the home warranty plan. You need to make sure you are not using low-quality materials and appliances in the house to claim these later under the home warranty plans. The idea is to cover for unexpected break downs, not intentional ones.
Need professional advice on how to make the best use of your home warranty plans? Contact Bonfe and leave all your worries with us!
It is difficult to imagine a life without major home appliances like the refrigerator, dishwasher, washing machine, stove, toaster, vacuum cleaner, microwave oven, and other similar gadgets. These appliances have truly transformed everyday housekeeping tasks, making it easier and quicker to put the house in order.
Most of these appliances cost a fortune. So you won't be shopping for home appliances every day. It is therefore important for you to select major appliances after considerable thought. Here are a few tips that will help you select the right home appliances for your house.
Most people emphasize almost exclusively on the purchase price when selecting home appliances without fully assessing the costs of keeping it. The purchase price is just a small part of the total cost of keeping a home appliance. Once you've purchased one, you'll need to spend on electricity bills in order to run the equipment and also spend on repairs and maintenance as and when required.
If you are selecting low-quality appliances at a cheap price, it is implied that the cost of maintenance will be high. The key is to meet your quality and budget objectives midway!
Recent technologies are environment-friendly, budget-friendly, and offer higher savings than most other technologies. It is therefore a good idea to invest in a latest gadget for a little higher cost than to opt for an older technology for its price. Efficient energy consumption is one of the most important technological considerations that can help you save thousands down the line.
It is good to hear what the users have to say about a specific appliance. The company will never talk about the drawbacks of their products - they're there to sell! Don't forget to read up some consumer reviews to figure out how the home appliance will work for you. It is better to read about it beforehand than to have an unpleasant hands-on experience later. Also, it is better to look out for multiple reviews to have different perspectives.
If you are looking for a high quality home appliance at a reasonable price, the place where you shop goes a long way in describing the deal. It is always better to keep an eye out for seasonal discounts and special discounted outlets. Most home appliance sellers announce special deals during the holiday season. Besides this, you might be able to get a better deal at some of the smaller appliance stores in the city. Shop in the right places and you'll be able to get the best deals for your home appliances.
The average life span of a home appliance spans roughly between 10 to 15 years. You need to make a choice that delivers high quality and reliable services during the entire period in order to justify your investment. Evaluate your options carefully and critically in order to reach the right decision.
Looking for some expert advice on home appliance installation? Contact Bonfe at the earliest!
If you've ever been forced to deal with hard water, you know it can prove to be a massive nuisance. The excess minerals in hard water exhibit properties of their own. Not only this, the minerals tend to get deposited over time, paving the way for bigger problems.
Here are a few reasons why you should consider getting a water softening system for your house, especially if you know you are receiving hard water through your plumbing system.
Appliances like water heaters, dishwashers, washing machines, and other similar devices that use water will benefit immensely if you choose to install a water softening system. The mineral deposits within these appliances will build up over time, clogging the drains and diminishing the overall performance of these household appliances.
In contrast with this, you'll be able to install a water softening system for half the cost, prolonging the life of your appliances!
Hard water turns scrubbing into a nightmare! It is practically impossible to get the mineral deposits off your tiles without using cleaning chemicals. Even so, it takes significant amount of time and effort to eliminate the lime scale and discoloration from your bathroom fittings. The water softening system helps you get rid of excess minerals before they have a chance to cling on to tricky surfaces. This, in turn, saves you time and effort down the line.
The minerals tend to get deposited in your plumbing pipelines, and may lead to clogging if not cleared in a timely manner. Clogged pipelines may lead to leakages and other major plumbing problems as well. The water softening system helps you tackle this problem proactively, addressing the cause before it has the time to turn into malice.
This does not mean there will be absolutely no maintenance costs incurred; it does, however, imply that the frequency and intensity of repairs and maintenance will be considerably lower when you are using soft water in the house.
There's nothing like the disappointment one feels when the soap simply refuses to lather! For the most part, the real blame goes to the water you use. And it happens will all lather-making materials around the house including soaps, shampoos, dishwashing detergents, and laundry powders.
Most people associate the soap's ability to clean with its lather. This makes it difficult to imagine a clean laundry, sparkling kitchen utensils and/or clear skin. The after-touch adds to the woes about hard water. The water softening systems enable you to enjoy the lather while it lasts, giving you the peace of mind that your cleaning objectives are being achieved.
With the water softening systems, your laundry feels softer, your kitchen utensils appear sparkling clean, and your tiles appear brighter. Not only this, you can get rid of the oily-and-dry feel on your skin that is common for hard water users.
Wondering where from and how to get the water softening system installed? Contact Bonfe for expert advice and services.
Whenever a home appliance breaks down, you're faced with two options - you can either get it repaired or replace it with a new model. Often, most people don't realize when they need to repair or replace. This makes you overspend on maintaining your age-old home appliances, at times significantly more than what you would incur if you choose to replace them with modern and cost-effective alternatives!
Every time you're faced with this decision, go through the following questions to decide whether you need to repair or replace a home appliance. This will help you save your hard earned finances in the long run.
Almost every home appliance comes with a predefined average lifespan. You might be able to add a couple of years with timely repairs and maintenance. However, after this time, it is wiser to replace the appliance rather than to spend continuously on keeping it functional.
Here's a chart that will help you decide according to the appliance and its age.
You can use this information to decide when you need to pursue repairs or get the appliance replaced altogether. It is good to remember that most modern alternatives are likely to be energy-efficient, innovative, and cost-effective, helping you save down the line. You might be able to redeem greater benefits from the modern version of home appliances as compared with the older ones. This is also one of the most important factors you need to consider when making the decision.
If your home appliance seems to break down more often than it used to, it will be a good idea to replace it with modern counterparts. So when you conduct cost-benefit analysis, you'll be able to justify your decisions in a better manner.
According to the general rule of thumb, renovation is the perfect time to get rid of your old home appliances and bring in some of the newest gadgets available in the market. This does not only help you make the change you desire, it also enables you to update your house, improving efficiencies in completing home chores.
Some companies offer 10 years of warranty of different appliances. Make sure you take out the manual and check it through to see if the warranty is still claimable. If it is, you can easily get your appliance replaced at no additional cost. This translates into higher benefits against the costs.
Looking for professional advice related to home appliance repairs and/or replacement? Contact Bonfe and handover your worries to us! We'll help you make the best use of your resources for greater gains!s