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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.
Service Hours 7:00 am to 10:00 pm
Seven Days a Week At Regular Rates Emergency Service 24/7
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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.
As far as the law is concerned, homeowners and unlicensed individuals are allowed to take care of their own electrical work. However, unprofessional work can be a hazard to you and the people living in the home.
There has been a case where the homeowner did the electrical maintenance for his basement himself. The owner used electrical wires without the grommets, causing the non-insulated wires to touch the steel frames and studs. This resulted in the walls being live, had someone touched that wall they would have certainly been electrocuted. Hence, homeowners are advised to leave the electrical work to licensed professionals who have the training to take on the potentially dangerous work.
So even if most of your electrical work is being carried out by professionals, you still have a bulk of work that needs to be done. For instance, ensuring everything is in working order. Make sure the fixtures' desired wattage matches the bulbs that are fitted in them. You can repair faulty outlets yourself, change, or repair any of the short circuited wires, etc.
Although this list can be a never-ending one, with a bit of common sense, we can all secure our homes and our families from hazards of electrical fires. Don't delay any electrical work. As long as all the basic precautions are taken, everything should be fine. Call Bonfe today for all your electrical needs.
Are you hoping to purchase a new home? You should consider getting a home warranty to keep your risks low. It works just as well if you are planning to get a home warranty for your existing residence.
The home warranty aims to cover unanticipated property damage which is not caused by nature. Substantial property damage like that caused by hurricanes, floods and other natural disasters are usually covered by home insurance. Home warranty works for those issues that you face on a day to day basis like those pertaining to the plumbing, air conditioning systems, or electrical systems in the house.
The home warranty serves as a guarantee of quality and durability. For new homes, the home warranty serves as a safety net put in place by the construction companies to offer additional benefits for those purchasing the residence. Some companies offer the home warranty for older homes as well. The idea here is to prevent the home owners against unexpected magnanimous property-related bills!
The home warranty is provided in the form of a contract that is renewed on an annual basis. You will be required to provide answers to certain questions pertaining to the condition of your residence. The companies may ask for an inspection to be sure. Following this, a contract will be drafted. Depending on the age and condition of your house, your warranty premiums may be different. Once the contract is signed, all your home comfort troubles are now the responsibility of your home warranty authorizing company!
By the time the warranty expires, you can choose whether you'd like to renew it again or not. However, it is usually a good idea to do so because your tangible possessions are subjected to a significant amount of environmental damage. With time, the risk of accidents and malfunction is usually higher. Until and unless you are ready to pay a significant amount of fee for repairs as and when required, the home warranty offers the peace of mind you'd love to have!
Here's a list of jobs that are typically covered under the home warranty protection. You might want to probe a little about your contract to make sure you have the right kind of coverage for your home.
The best part about getting a home warranty is this; help is always just a phone call away. You don't need to go through any kind of stress to get the problems resolved. With Bonfe, it is even easier!
Regardless of the nature of the problem that you face or the time of the day, all you need to do is pick up your phone and call us! The rest will be taken care of on priority basis.
You don't need to chase hardware shops, technicians or tools - it's covered under the home warranty!
It's important for everyone to understand basic maintenance of your homes, as it really helps in prolonging the life of the appliances. Even if you don't do it yourself, a basic understanding is a must for every homeowner.
Luckily for you, heating systems don't require much maintenance. They usually don't present any troubles and are rather easy to maintain compared to the other essentials of a home. However, there are a few things that you should do to make sure that your heating system remains in optimum condition.
If you find your heating system malfunctioning, it can be due to one of three components; heating system, thermostat, or the distribution system.
If you can't seem to turn the heating system on, then the problem could be at the source, meaning the unit has lost power. This could be a result of faulty fuel distribution or ignition of the fuel depending on the type. If the heating system turns on but doesn't heat up the house as it's suppose to, then there could be a problem with the distribution system or the blower. If the system turns on but is in consistent in its task, then it's probably a fault thermostat causing the problem. Do not hesitate to call a professional if necessary.
Before you let your primal handyman out of its shackles, make sure to follow a few of these steps before operating on the heating system.
One of the most important and neglected part is the heat and cold source. Problems in this area can also progress to distribution issues. Whatever the source of your heat or cold is, make sure it gets due attention.
Keep in mind that dirt is the biggest factor in the deterioration of your heating and cooling systems. Dirt built up can lower efficiency and waste huge amounts of fuel, increasing your costs. Dirt affects all three components of your heating system. So remember, cleaning the dirt is one of the most important parts of your maintenance. Do not forget the lubrication of the system, and belt adjustments are also important.
Plumbing maintenance can get complicated when you own your own home. Making sure everything is running smoothly is vital for the household. Don't hesitate to call a professional if you feel you DO need help. In the meantime the following are a few useful tips for plumbing maintenance:
All homeowners dread clogged drains, one of the most common home plumbing problems known to homeowners around the globe. Cleaning the drains requires products which are toxic and acidic to cut through the blockages. But beware that, chemical based products can end up doing more harm than good.
Chemical products can erode your iron pipelines and since the entire clog isn't cleared, the problem keeps re-occurring, making you use the product again. This causes your pipes to erode away a day at a time till you need a major plumbing job that will cost you a huge sum of money.
A better option is to hire a plumber and have him remove the clog manually, or even try to do it yourself. This way you won't be damaging your drain lines.
Clogs don't simply create nuisances for people living inside the home. They also present potential for damage, as water gets backed up, creating pressure in the pipelines. Ultimately, the stress significantly reduces its lifespan. Therefore, try to avoid putting things in the drainage that can potentially create congestions in your drainage system.
Try installing screens in the drains and pull out any hair to prevent build-ups. Throw food scraps into the trash before doing the dishes. And most importantly, never pour liquid grease in the drains because once it cools down, it becomes solid and blocks your drainage system.
We know how amazing high water pressure can be, especially while taking a warm shower. However, a high water pressure can drastically lower the life of your drainage lines because the increased pressure strains the pipes increasing the likelihood of leakages.
You can use a bib gauge to measure your water pressure. A normal pressure would gauge at around 40 to 80 psi. A pressure higher than the mentioned water pressure will adversely affect your drainage system.
Water can be hard or soft depending on the mineral content in the water. A high mineral content is known as hard water, which can significantly reduce your drainage system's life. Minerals such as calcium and magnesium can build up in the pipes lines over time and restrict the natural flow of the water, causing the pressure to increase. It can also damage your faucets, fittings, and joints.
By law, municipal water services must file an annual report regarding the quality of the water supply. This makes it quite easy to investigate the hardness of your water. Another sign of hard water is the white buildup on faucets and showerheads. The only way to deal with hard water is by adding sodium, which can effectively counteract the minerals in your water. Simply install a sodium-based water softener. Another alternative is an electronic softener which dissolves minerals using electromagnetic pulses. This has the advantage of not adding sodium to your water supply.
Make sure to get your water tank or septic tank pumped every three years. You can also clear out your main sewage lines to make sure there are no backups, which occur over time.
Follow these few tips and you'll have peace of mind that you've done everything you could to prolong the life of your home's drainage system, and hopefully, you wouldn't be bothered by any unexpected problems.
The DIY phenomenon has risen to unparalleled popularity in the recent history. Given the remarkable power of information and free tutorials, it is now possible to indulge in DIY projects without getting into an accident. Besides this, DIY is the best way of personalizing jobs, adding your personal taste to everything you do. Consequently, it is no surprise how common DIY tasks have become, particularly in the recent times.
However, there are a few jobs best left to the professionals. This does not only guarantee a high quality work done with accuracy and precision; it also prevents you from unintentional health hazards that may emerge as a result of your job. In particular, electrical work tops the charts!
If you haven't been much of a science fan during your academic years, there's a lot you need to understand in order to pull off a working project. For instance, the polarities of the source, the flow of current, the circuitry and everything else that is involved requires a distinctive scientific approach.
It is extremely opposite to arts - changing a part of the equation will not add beauty to it! Instead, it will create problems with the operations of the project. With electrical projects, you need to be extremely well planned - spontaneity doesn't work quite that well!
Until and unless you have a clear understanding of science, it is strictly recommended for you to leave these tasks to those who can do them best. If you are still persistent about a DIY electrical project, here's another point you should consider before pursuing your plans.
Electrical works have a significant health risk attached. It is not like Lego - just putting the pieces together isn't enough. With electrical works, making sure the connections are right is as important as any other aspect of the job - like remembering how you pulled the system apart in the first place!
Imagine making a minor wrong connection by mistake; for all that's worth it, you might actually put yourself at risk of electrocution! When it is about major home remodeling projects, DIY is the last thing that you should be considering. Admittedly, the professionals may cost you a little higher, but in the end they are perfectly reasonable when you think about the "what ifs"! Keep yourself and your loved ones safe!
On the same note, keep in mind that having the tools or the gadgets is not sufficient. While it may feel overwhelming to be in charge, electrical works aren't as easy as they appear. Watch out for the hazard sign - it is everywhere on electrical appliances and tools!
Sometimes, DIY is not really the best choice. Learn to make a difference where DIY can save you some bucks and where it might actually put you at risk of over spending.
If you are looking for cost effective electrical solutions, Bonfe will be your best choice. Get in touch to find out how we are increasingly excelling at home comfort - everywhere!
So you've bought a home, a perfect investment for you and your family. Now, how about protecting your home and investment from any unforeseeable incidents? Besides, what's a few hundred dollars compared to your new investment?
So if you are planning to get a home warranty for your new investment, then we suggest you get familiar with how home warranties work. Contrary to popular belief, home warranties are nothing like car warranties. When it comes to something as vast and extensive as a home, there are a lot of variables and factors that come into play. Hence, it can be nearly impossible to cover literally everything. This is why a typical home warranty leaves a few things which can unfortunately go wrong, and you will find yourself not being covered by your policy. It's important you read the fine print.
Home warranties are sold in different packages. Basic packages usually range around $300 to $400, while more comprehensive coverage plans with add-ons can take the cost up to four figures. The prices can also differ based on the type and size of your home. Although, the prices may seem to go higher and higher, you'd be surprised how often the warranty will save you from unnecessary and unforeseeable expenditure.
Your basic plan will cover the basic mechanical systems of your home:
Your basic plan will also cover some essential appliances, such as:
Be sure to read the fine print, as most policies have a cap on the liability coverage which will restrict you from getting any major repairs done. If the total expense exceeds the coverage limit, then the homeowner would have to cover the extra expense by themselves.
Often, you'll find the total cost of the repairs exceeding the total coverage offered, and the homeowner will be faced with two choices. First, the warranty company pays the amount they are liable to pay and the remainder is paid by the homeowner. Second, the homeowner can receive the total payable amount in cast and hire a private contractor to do the job.
We will recommend all homeowners to opt for the first option because warranty companies get much better rate since they are handling home repairs for several homes. The same job would cost almost double for an individual hiring a contractor.
Note that home warranties aren't exactly a good investment for newly constructed homes, for obvious reasons. Moreover, new homes mostly come with a builder warranty. However, not everyone buys a brand new home and therefore try to get a home warranty from the previous homeowner.
A home warranty will save you unnecessary costs on repairs and is extremely convenient, as one call to the company will solve your problem. This way you can avoid looking for a qualified contractor with reasonable rates.
And for those who are not quite adept at doing minor home repair themselves, can save huge amounts of money. As mostly people waste money trying to do it themselves and then have a professional do the same thing over again, so the job actually gets done.
Contact Bonfe today, for more information about purchasing a home warranty for your family!