The 411 on Frozen Pipes

File "frozen pipes" under the "hassles that can make a giant mess in your apartment" category. What's a renter to do when Old Man Winter decides to wreak havoc on the pipes?

Student renters at the University of Connecticut recently got an introduction when their pipes froze and flooded their apartments. Damage included wet and moldy carpet and drywall failure in the ceilings and walls. In addition, the students experienced the disruption of moving to temporary living quarters during the repair.

What should you do if this happens to you?