Calgary residents flooded by heavy rains on the hook for repairs as city upgrades storm sewers

    Is your garage door not opening or stuck wide open? Looking for a professional repair technician?

    Get in touch with our garage door repair team and help is on it’s way! When it comes to garage door repair in Calgary and its surroundings, Better leave it up to the professionals. For a FREE quote and estimate..

    CALL NOW: ☎️ (587) 316-9739

    Or, fill out this form and we will contact you shortly

    Show us the damage: Send us some photos for a FREE cost estimate.

    Calgary residents flooded by heavy rains on the hook for repairs as city upgrades storm sewers

    Garage Door Maintenance Tips For The Winter

    Some Calgary residents say storm-sewer systems are proving inadequate for the amount of rain the city has been getting, leaving them to pay out of pocket for damage from local flooding.

    “It happened like in a few minutes; the tenant just had enough time to get out of the house”, said Anna Orlova, who rents out a home in Woodlands that was recently overwhelmed by water.

    “When the water flows, it creates like a river.”

    Rob Burkinshaw was in the home, where he lives with wife, their two boys and dog, when the flooding struck.

    “The water was starting to build up against the garage door and we could smell gas, so we decided to get the kids out,” he said.

    “All the water just poured down this driveway and it broke open the door and eventually came in.”

    Rob Burkinshaw says his family lost about a third of their possessions when water poured in to their Woodlands home. (Kate Adach/CBC)

    He figures the family lost about a third of their possessions, most of which was covered by tenants’ insurance. Some things, however, could not be replaced.

    “We lost all our pictures,” he said. “My wife lost her wedding dress. We lost passports. We lost all our paperwork.”

    Still, he said he feels worse for Orlova, who has to foot the heaviest bills for repairs and upgrades to the home to protect it against future flood risk.

    She estimates that will cost her $30,000 and figures it should be a “shared responsibility” between property owners and the city.

    “I’m expecting at least…

    Read more…

    Recommended articles

    Is It Time to Replace Your Garage Door?

    Have you had the same garage door on your home since you bought the house? Is your garage door starting to show major signs of wear and tear? It might be time to have your garage door replaced. Replacing your garage door could help prevent

    Read More »
    Contact Us
    Contact Us!


    We Are Proud To Serve
    The Calgary Area Community

    Need A Garage Door Repaired?
    Looking For A Routine Tune-Up?

    ☎️ 587-316-9739

    Service Areas Include:
    Calgary, Okotoks, Chestermere,
    Cochrane, Airdrie, Strathmore
    And more…

    Our technicians are equipped with masks and gloves complying with health and safety regulations.
    This is default text for notification bar