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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.
Did you know that power surges in the US are responsible for millions of dollars of property damage every year? Few people know that power surges cause long-term damage to household items. Most surges are very brief, lasting about a millionth of a second. However, over time they cause cumulative damage to the household appliances. Equipments such as computers, televisions, and stereo systems are especially susceptible to the damaging effects of electrical surges.
It is important that you dig deeper and know more about power surges. They say knowledge is power. Knowing more about power surges will empower you to take the right actions in protecting your household items from their cumulative damage. This could save you thousands of dollars in repairing or replacing the electronic equipment.
A power surge is a sudden spike or overflow of home's electrical current. The electrical power in US is available in the form of single phase 12-volt, 60 HZ alternating current. The voltage is not delivered constantly. It oscillates from zero to a peak voltage of about 169 volts. Most electronic devices and appliances can operate within this variable voltage.
However, during power surges or spikes, the voltage crosses the peak voltage. Any electrical or electronic device that is connected to the home's power outlet is damaged due to power spikes. Heat generates in the arc due to power spikes that damages the internal circuitry of the household appliance connected to the power outlet.
As told previously most of the power surges occur for a brief time. A single power surge does not normally result in serious harm to the electrical or electronic devices. But repeated power surges can cause irreparable damage by slowly burning the electronic circuit boards and other electrical components.
The most common cause of power surges is lightning. However, it may also occur when large appliances like air conditioners and refrigerator motors are turned on and off. In addition, power surges can originate during power grid switching by the electric utility company.
Whatever the cause of the power surge, it is extremely important that you install an external surge protector in your house. If the surge protector is already installed in your home, you should regularly get it checked with a reliable electric repair professional to ensure that it is in working condition. A surge protector will absorb excess voltage caused due to power spikes. This prevents cumulative damage to the household appliances caused due to power surges.
If you reside near the areas of Minneapolis or Saint Paul, you can visit www.bonfe.com for surge protection installation or repairs in your home. Bonfe has been providing quality electrical repair and other services in the area since 1993. Expert electricians at the company not only install external surge protection in your home but they also provide the services of regular checkup and maintenance to ensure that it remains in good working condition.
Microwaves are common household appliances that are used to cook food using electromagnetic radiation. Since its invention in the early 1980's, microwaves have permeated the homes of most US citizens. As with any other appliance, you have to take certain precautions to ensure that your microwave remains in good condition.
Here we will discuss some of the essential microwave maintenance tips & advice to ensure that the microwave remains in good condition for a long time.
Certain materials are harmful not only for the microwave, but also for your health. You may have heard before that you should never put items made of metal in the microwave. Apart from metal, there are additional items that you should avoid putting in the microwave which include:
A. Aluminum/tin foil
Plastic contains harmful toxic chemicals that are released on being heated to extreme temperature. These toxins go right out of the plastic into the food items. Consuming these food items is extremely detrimental to your health. This is especially true for plastic bags as they are soft and easily release toxic chemicals when burned. Styrofoam also possesses the same toxic health hazard as plastics.
Rather than using these items, you should play it safe and try to use ceramic, glass, and other microwave-safe containers when heating food items in the microwave. You should read the manufacturer safety manual to ensure proper operation of your specific microwave.
You should regularly get your microwave checked by a professional appliance repair professional to ensure that there are no leaks. Exposure to high levels of microwave radiation due to leaks can cause serious health problems. Regular checkups will make sure that the microwave radiation does not leak, posing a health hazard for you and your family.
Another microwave maintenance tip is to keep the oven free of dirt, dust and other particles. These particles may cause physical deterioration of the microwave oven. You should regularly wipe all the dust from the oven using a mild detergent and water. Also, clean around the edges and opening to prevent soil build-up that prevents the door from closing properly.
Finally, you should look for signs of rusting inside the microwave oven. You should immediately contact an appliance repair technician to prevent further damage to your appliance. Rust slowly eats away metallic body of the microwave. A professional appliance repair technician will be able to stop further development of the rusts so that it does not damage your microwave oven.
Following the above tips, you can keep your microwave in good condition. If your microwave has become defective, you are advised to contact a professional microwave repair technician to get it repaired. Never try to disassemble and repair microwave oven yourself.
Visit www.bonfe.com to get in touch with reliable microwave oven repair technician. We have been successfully serving the areas near Saint Paul and Minneapolis since 1993.
Winter will soon be upon us, and with it come a multitude of potential plumbing problems. These can range from frozen and cracked pipes to leaks and flooding.
Fortunately, there are many DIY options that homeowners can adopt early to prevent or at least mitigate the likelihood of winter plumbing mishaps. These include the following:
Treat your sinks and bathtubs with this safe and eco-friendly homemade cleaning detergent. Add 1 cup of salt, 1 cup of baking soda, and 1/4 cup cream of tartar in a bowl. Mix well, and then pour equal amounts into various drains, followed by 2 cups of boiling water for each drain. This will melt most of the frozen clogs in the drains.
Protect your plumbing against winter freeze by insulating them with foam padding and insulating tape. Keep any exposed pipe warm using space heaters and lamps. Perform regular checks on pipes in basements or the less used areas of the house to make sure no ice or frost is accumulating or developing cracks.
Make sure that you run water in every corner of the house at regular intervals to prevent it from freezing. Don't forget the outdoor hoses or spigots! Remove the hoses before winter temperatures take to the atmosphere. Close all pipes leading to outside valves and drain any residual water from them.
Make sure how you dispose of the grease and oils because they easily collect and clog cold pluming and hence put a great strain on the drainage and garbage disposals. Furthermore, avoid putting stringy substances, as well as hard to grind substances into the disposal. Make it a habit of running cold water through the disposal for 10 to 15 seconds before and after each use. Make sure you turn the disposal ON before letting it have the food debris.
• Open the cabinet doors to increase exposure to heat.
• In case the faucet is becoming intensely cold, allow water to run from each valve into the house slowly and into the sink
• Don't limit heating to few rooms. Keep every room in the house heated and hence allow warm air to circulate freely throughout your house.
• Turn off the water at the main shut-off valve. This will let the ice inside the pipes to melt slowly and avoid pressure problems as the ice melts.
• Turn on the faucets to relieve the pressure that develops due to a reduction in volume when the ice melts.
• Thaw the frozen pipes with a blow drier. NEVER use a flame, or any torches to thaw pipes.
• In case of a burst, turn off the valve, and follow the above procedure. Call on a professional.
Consider having seasonal maintenance checks done. Keep tuned for more advice and tips on keeping your home's plumbing healthy!
Dishwashers are one of the delights of modern day kitchens. Today they have become much more than a household convenience. These appliances are now considered a necessity in most homes. However, like all electrical appliances, dishwashers can become defective with use.
In this article, we will guide you in troubleshooting your dishwasher. This will save you the trouble of having to deal with a defective dishwasher by having it repaired before it stops working. Just relax, grab a cup of coffee, and continue reading.
A clear indication that your dishwasher may need repairs is lukewarm or cold water that circulates through the unit. You must touch the water or dishes immediately after a cleaning cycle. The water should always be hot. In case the water is lukewarm or cold, you should have it checked with an expert dishwasher repair service.
Your dishwasher may also require repair if there is rusting inside the unit. The dishwasher should never rust from the inside. Rusting indicates that there may be some problem with the dishwasher. If you notice signs of rusting inside the unit, you should immediately contact a professional repair firm.
You must immediately get your dishwasher repaired if you see visible cracks in the body of the unit. Visible cracks will affect the performance of the dishwasher in cleaning the dishes. The dishwasher may not be able to successfully clean the dishes if there are signs of cracks in the exterior or interior of the dishwasher. It is important that you get the dishwasher repaired on the first signs of cracks in the inside or outside of the unit.
If the water pools at the bottom of the unit, you have to get it immediately checked with an appliance repair business. Most owners erroneously think that pooling of water inside the dishwasher is normal. The fact is pooling of water is the biggest indicator of malfunctioning within the unit. This not only results in wastage of water resources but also ineffective cleaning of the dishes. An appliance repair technician will effectively repair the unit to prevent pooling of water inside the unit.
You will not be able to shut the unit completely due to broken latch. This will result in ineffective cleaning of dishes. It is essential that the door of the dishwasher be completely closed for optimal cleaning of the dishes. Therefore, it is important that you get the broken door latch fixed immediately. Delay in repairing the latch may cause further problems increasing the cost of repairing the unit.
If your dishwasher shows any of the above signs, you should immediately get it repaired. Bonfe is a reliable name when it comes to troubleshooting and repairing household appliances in Minneapolis, St. Paul's and nearby areas.
In a perfect world, your plumbing would be a onetime, lifetime investment. Unfortunately, this never happens, and unless you perform regular maintenance checks and replace the parts that leak, sag, and nag at your comfortable life, you will be spending more in the long run.
You can easily keep plumbing disasters at bay by performing regular visual inspections and some DIY maintenance work, as detailed in the following plumbing checklist.
Your house's plumbing can develop various abnormalities. The good news is that most of them can be identified visually. The bad news is that this simple visual maintenance routine is commonly overlooked. The first thing to any maintenance work is to properly gauge the current condition of the plumbing and its systems. Only by being aware and alert of the outward signs of an inward plumbing problem can help keep larger issues at bay.
The following tasks are crucial to maintaining a healthy plumbing in your home.
Plumbing can easily become rusted and in the long run develop leaks and even contaminate your water supply. Corrosion is easily identifiable by greenish stains around brass and copper pipes/vales, while steel pipes develop yellowish and orange stains due to corrosion.
Inspect the water heater for signs of rust. Also, don't forget to check the toilet tank - it is one of the biggest guzzlers of water. If any part looks like it's broken or turning rust colored, replace it right away.
Start with the pipes that are exposed. These often experience cracks due to the expansion of pipes either in winters or due to certain strikes. In case of pipes present inside the walls or the foundation, a leak can be identified by watermarks on the ceiling, floor, or wall in addition to any puddles.
Common places that develop leakages include washing machine hoses, caulking areas that have lost the sealing, and sewer pipes as they leave the home.
• Cracked and broken flooring tiles are a danger sign, as it is highly likely that water may have been pooling underneath it and building pressure.
• Presence of mildew near your plumbing - this is a clear sign that water is seeping where it shouldn't.
Once the visual inspection is complete, it is time to take a more hands on approach to your plumbing systems. This will require performing simple testing procedures to see if the systems are working correctly. The following tasks will greatly help:
Important places to perform this check include your shower, kitchen, toilet etc. If you notice a decrease in water pressure then it is an indication that your plumbing has built up sediment.
Blockage is evident if your draining speed has decreased overtime: your tub might not be draining quickly; the kitchen sink starts to back up at the garbage disposal, etc. If the water flowing through the drain makes noises or causes bubbles, then that again signals plumbing issues.
Check if your toilets are wobbly or coming loose from the floor as this indicates a leakage, and will require immediate sealing to prevent future problems. Make sure you drain the water heater periodically and avoid build up of sediments.
Make sure you check the walls near or around the sinks. Push them in to assure no water is leaking and causing structural damage.
Please contact Bonfe for all your plumbing needs. All the best!
Are you experiencing trouble with your heating system? Then you are not alone. Every year hundreds of Americans complain of faulty furnace that does not produce the required heat to warm the rooms. Even the most well maintained heating equipment can break down or have issues. Major problems with the heating equipment can only be solved by expert technicians. However, you should know that there are some faults that you can resolve yourself.
Do you want to know some of the basic furnace repair tips that could save you lots of dollars? Then continue reading. Here you will unveil under the wrap secrets about repairing faulty furnaces that you can perform yourself.
Some of the reasons a furnace may be producing insufficient heat include a loose blower belt, a dirty filter or burner, or a faulty blower. These problems can occur in unison or they may happen independently. If your furnace also produces insufficient heat, you can look at these problems to know whether they are causing the heating problem with the furnace. You just have to possess basic skills to repair the problem yourself.
There are various reasons that a furnace may not be able to produce heat. Some of the reasons that the furnace may be having issues, producing heat include the following:
• Blown Fuse
• Tripped Circuit
• Closed Control Valve
• Faulty Thermostat
• Non Working Pilot Light
None of the above issues will result in significant repair cost for you. As with a furnace that produces insufficient heat, you can easily solve the above problems yourself if you possess basic plumbing and electrical skills.
Does your furnace switches on and then off without producing the desired level of heat? Then the culprit may be an overly dry motor, a dirty filter, or a clogged blower. You can lubricate the dry motor by using oil or grease. Dirty filter can be cleaned or replaced with a new filter. Finally, you can use a vacuum to clean out the clogged blower.
You can check the furnace pilot light by looking at the underside of the furnace. You can spot a blue flame emanating from a small pipe if the pilot light is working fine. Faulty pilot light may be caused by insufficient gas flow, a clogged opening, or a damaged thermocouple.
You can easily resolve the issue yourself if you are having the above problems with your heating system. Having said that, some problems with the furnace can only be resolved by expert technicians. Most reliable heating technicians are licensed, certified, and insured that you can trust in solving your major furnace-heating problems.
Bonfe is a trusted name in Saint Paul and Minneapolis Twin Cities metro area that solves all kinds of issues related to furnace heating. You can visit www.bonfe.com for getting your furnace heating issues resolved at an affordable price.