WARNING!  Before that first snowflake falls in Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, or Illinois, there is one thing that you MUST take care of that will take you less than a minute and could save you thousands and thousands of dollars.

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You've probably heard by now that winter weather is on the way.  We might even see our first real frost this weekend...which makes me sad but also a bit happy because my allergies are full-blown and I feel miserable right now.  I need the ragweed and whatever else is growing to just die.

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Must-Do Item Before it Freezes in Minnesota, Iowa, Illinois, or Wisconsin

Before our temperatures drop down to freezing, there is one thing that you need to take care of at your house.  If you decide NOT to keep reading, you may end up spending thousands of dollars to fix the issue, all because you decided NOT to keep scrolling.

DO THIS BEFORE THE FIRST FREEZE:  Walk around your house and look for all of your faucets.  If you have any hoses still attached, disconnect them now.

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 It’s important to remember to detach your garden hoses at the end of the season. Even if you have a “frost-free” spigot, you still need to remove the hose in the winter, or run the risk of your pipes freezing and bursting.

Why? Water expands when it freezes, and nothing changes that. When you leave your garden hose attached and filled with water, and that water freezes when the temperature dips, ice takes up nearly 10% more space than the same amount of liquid water does. Unfortunately, in the case of a water pipe, there’s no room for expansion. The result is burst pipes, broken valves and joints, or all of the above. - copperheadplumbing.com 

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This million-dollar house in Minnesota probably has at least 15 spigots!

Check out the pictures of this house!  It is one of the biggest homes in Minnesota and it looks like it was made for a celebrity.  Hopefully, someone is going around the entire perimeter and detaching all of their hoses otherwise some very expensive remodeling will be happening in the spring.

$15 Million Dollar House in Minnesota That is Going To Make Your Jaw Drop

You know those huge houses that are in movies?  I've always wondered if the mansion where Batman lives is real.  Or you know the party scenes for some of the Mission Impossible movies where there are a ton of people and somewhere in the crowd are the good guys who are trying to find the bad guys?  This house in Minnesota is one of those places and it could be yours for $15 million.  In fact, I'm pretty sure this house could actually be Batman's house because it is on its own island AND you go through a tunnel to get to the 8 stall garage. 
According to Realtor.com, this house in Greenwood, Minnesota is listed by Jessica Prudden with Prudden & Company and as you can see from the photos, it is a masterpiece.  It sits on 1.37 acres, has 5 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms, has almost 14,000 square feet, one of Minnesota's largest residential glass-enclosed atriums, an elevator, movie theater, gym, sauna, locker room, relaxations room, not just one but a double wine room, bar lounge, poker room, and an indoor grotto.