I can spot an odd sound a mile away. So, last weekend, when I heard what sounded like running water, I headed to the second bath to investigate what I assumed would be a faucet left running by a toddler. I was shocked to find a burst pipe spraying water all over the bathroom. My husband immediately shut off the valve and we cleaned up the water. My keen sense of hearing helped me discover a problem that could have caused much damage had it not been detected right away. Another reason to pay attention to your surroundings.