Prevent Water Damage From a Burst Washing Machine Hose

A burst washing machine hose is one of the worst disasters that can befall your home. Unlike a leaky pipe or even a broken sump pump, a washing machine hose burst is sudden and causes damage very quickly. A burst hose can expel up to 650 gallons of water per hour, flooding your basement within

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How to Shop for a New A/C Unit

An air conditioning unit will last somewhere between 10 and 20 years, but most homeowners will have to replace theirs at some point. A new air conditioning unit is no small purchase, so it pays to take the time to do your research before you buy. Consider the following factors as you shop for your

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Meet Alex Cisneros, Bonfe’s New Home Warranty Manager

Alex has worked at Bonfe for 10 years, starting in 2006 as a warehouse runner. Since then he has enjoyed the opportunity to serve the company in several different roles: Warehouse Manager, Fleet Manager, Purchasing, as well as Vendor Relations. We are pleased to announce his newest role as Bonfe’s Home Warranty Manager. Alex is happy

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DOs and DON’Ts of Garbage Disposal Maintenance

Garbage disposals are among the handiest tools in your kitchen. When washing dishes, it’s so convenient to scrape leftovers straight into the disposal, flick the switch, and watch those scraps disappear. However, most people abuse their disposal by forcing foods down it that it wasn’t designed to manage. Abusing your garbage disposal can cause it

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Symptoms of a Damaged Sewer Line

If left untreated, a damaged sewer pipe can continue to deteriorate until the whole sewer line fails. Being familiar with warning signs that there may be a broken sewer pipe in your system can save you thousands of dollars in replacing your entire line. If you notice any of the following symptoms of damaged sewer

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Troubleshooting a Slow-Moving Drain

Even after taking  preventative measures to keep your drain clear, you may one day find yourself wading in several inches of grimy, backed-up water in the shower. Before you call a plumber to clear out your slow-moving drain, there are a few techniques you can try to clean it out yourself first. Option 1: The

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What To Do When Your Toilet Won’t Flush

A toilet that flushes properly is easy to take for granted—until it doesn’t anymore. When your toilet won’t flush all the way, keeps running long after you flush, or refuses to flush at all, it can be a huge headache. For many, the thought of calling a plumber out to fix the problem only adds

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When is it Worth Upgrading an Appliance?

If you take good care of them and perform regular maintenance, most appliances have long lifetimes and will plug along just fine for quite some time. However, older appliances tend to be less energy efficient and could result in slowly climbing energy bills as they age. If your appliances don’t break down, when it is

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Prevent Drain Clogs With Easy Maintenance

Cleaning out a clogged drain is one of the most unpleasant of household chores. It’s not surprising that many people turn to harsh chemical drain cleaners in hopes that they’ll do the dirty work for them. You can save yourself the stress of clearing out periodic blockages if you perform some basic maintenance and cleaning

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5 Reasons to Avoid Chemical Drain Cleaners

There are few things more disgusting than a drain clogged with hair, food particles, or other debris, so it’s only natural that most would prefer to reach for a chemical drain cleaner rather than reaching in to unclog the drain manually. However, the chemicals in store-bought drain cleaners can be hazardous to the well-being of

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