Keep your pipes from freezing and bursting with our easy tips

Frozen and burst pipes are one of the most common, and coincidentally, most expensive causes of property damage. While the general misconception is that frozen and burst pipes are only an issue for really cold climates, the truth is quite the opposite. Usually in countries with a milder climate, pipes are left unprotected during construction,…

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Five useful objects every engineer needs in 2020

We all know an engineer who has saved the house and our sanity at least a few times. Or perhaps the engineer in question is part of your immediate family, a relative or a good friend. Whenever your lives first crossed paths it doesn’t matter – now they have a special part in your heart,…

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Meet Georgia Nahar, Rightio’s November Employee of the Month

2019 is almost at its end, and so our Employee of the Month Award has officially been around for a full year. We’ve had 12 amazing people win the award so far, each inspiring us with their hard work, helpfulness and empathy. Our lucky number 13 winner won the November Employee of the Month Award,…

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Jumping with Jumpers and sElFies for ELF day – a Rightio Christmas.

December’s rolled by faster than a snowball down a snow-covered hillside, and the Rightio office has been glistering with festive decorations. But it’s not really Christmas before the elves bring joy and presents from the North Pole, and the festive jumpers are out with all their hideous charm. The elves came first, of course, as…

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Five practical Christmas gifts for the most special people in your life.

There’s nothing like receiving personal, thoughtful Christmas gifts from your favourite people – it really makes your bells jingle. And while practical Christmas gifts might not be welcomed in our early years, the more we grow up, the more we appreciate presents, which can be used longer than the two weeks following Christmas. Of course,…

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How does your wireless room thermostat work?

These days there are numerous options to control the heating and the temperature at your house, including smartphone apps, thermostatic radiator valves, and temperature dials. When it comes to thermostats, there is a wide range to suit every taste, with the main types being digital and mechanical. Digital thermostats have internal components, which assess the…

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Five most common boiler problems you might face this winter

The boiler is an essential member of the British household, especially during the cold winter months, when it’s normally responsible for securing both your hot shower and comfortable warm home. But winter is also the time when common boiler problems present themselves, sometimes costing hundreds of pounds to unsuspecting homeowners. Some of the most common…

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Boiler breakdown season is here – now what?

It’s a well-known truth – boilers tend to break in the winter, just before payday, when the temperatures have plummeted down to sub-zero. Winter is undoubtedly known as boiler breakdown season – yet still Brits seem to be unprepared to face it. Although up to 45% have experienced a boiler breakdown in the winter, which…

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Cold weather can damage your house. Here is what you can do

It’s the season for foggy mornings, snowy hills and cosy nights with a cup of hot cocoa in hand. But as beautiful and romantic it can be, the cold weather can damage your house as well. Without realising it, all this snow, rain and frost are not forgiving your house, and might slowly be taking…

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