What is the name of your state? NJ
Over the weekend, the pipes froze in our kitchen - thus, cutting off the water supply in that room. We do have water in our 2 bathrooms. The landlord comes out with a plumber and cuts a hole in the basement wall to access the crawl space the kitchen sits on. They tell us there is a sub wall back there that they cannot reach. So, there's nothing that can be done about the pipes. They suggested we wait until they thaw out and then when they do, to keep the water running in the kitchen to avoid another freeze. The plumber told us that what needs to be done is to remove the kitchen floor and insulate the pipes. The landlord says this is to costly so there is no other option but to wait.
The kitchen has a radiator - but sits on an uninsulated crawl space (as does the laundry room and downstairs bathroom). When you open a cabinet in the kitchen, you can feel a draft as if you just cracked open a window. We hang a heavy blanket in the doorway to avoid the cold going through the rest of the house. The house is heated by oil (radiators) and can get quite costly with the drafts.
This is the 3rd winter we've been in this predicament with the frozen pipes. Each time the landlord says he'll get it fixed and never does. Is there anything we can do short of just breaking the lease and moving?