I didn't say "plumbing repairs" - I said clogged drains. There is a HUGE difference in tenant types. I rent to ones that aren't cream of the crop. None of them have the 700+ credit scores I read about here. Someone with a 700 credit score doesn't want to live in one of my places. I rent to "lower class" and they don't take care of things. Shaving your head and beard over the kitchen sink after your wife poured bacon grease down the drain directly from the pan isn't uncommon. If it runs free for 30 days (and they all do because after each vacancy we snake them to the main sewer line) the tenant is putting something down there that doesn't belong and I won't run over there every month or so to unclog a drain. After the first time, they seldom do it twice.