Burst pipe is no bueno. I worked at a home for people with intellectual disabilities and had to stay over on midnights because we got snowed in. It was 10 below out and their water heater was in the garage. Didn't think to put the faucets on a slow drip to prevent freezing. Next thing I know in my sleep deprived delirium I heard water gushing in the garage. Since it wasnt my house I had no idea how to turn off the water. Embarrassingly enough I called 911 and the operator talked me through it. We were without running water until 1 pm because of the repairs needed.Better ask your parents then, doubt they'll appreciate a burst pipe. I had a pipe burst one winter in the garage simply because we didn't insulate the spigot.