Farm St: Good to Know


If multiple lights and/or outlets go out in your apt all at once, you probably had too many things using electric at the same time. It could be a toaster, hair dryer, coffee maker, microwave, space heater, or AC are plugged into the same circuit and some were being used and then the fridge motor kicked on. Notice what appliances were being used when the electric went off, and try to avoid having those all of those appliances on at the same time again. There are a couple ways you might be able to get it back on quickly:

  1. Look for the GFI (aka GFCI) outlets in your kitchen and bathroom. Press the GFI reset button on the outlets just in case whatever lost power (could be a ceiling light or something plugged into an outlet) is on that circuit and the GFI tripped. GFI outlet reset buttons can be hard to press with just fingers. If the reset button is popped out, try unplugging the item that is plugged into the outlet and use the metal plug to press the reset button in.
  2. If there is no GFI outlet involved, go to the basement and reset your breaker with an orange band. Just flip that one circuit to one side, and then back to it’s original position. That’s it. Please watch the video and follow the instructions carefully.

Please watch the video for your house and follow the instructions carefully.


The laundry room is in the basement of of 312 Farm St. The door is at the back of the house, and the combination is 5712.


Trash is picked up weekly very early Monday morning, so you’ll want to set your tagged trash out Sunday night and bring the trash cans back in by Monday evening. Recycling is picked up every other week. There is a trash can and recycling bin for each apt behind the house. Please keep your trash can and recycling bin organized. Read more info on trash and recycling here.

Trash tag how to


There is free street parking available near the house. November 1 – April 1 in the past there has been odd-even parking enforced. It may be suspended now. Make sure you know the rules. You can sign up to receive texts about parking situations that may affect you.


A light bulb is out? Please watch this video and follow the instructions carefully.

Toilet clogged? Please watch this video and follow the instructions carefully. If that doesn’t fix the problem, please submit a repair request.

Visit our Resources for Renters page for more.


Need something fixed in a few days? Please follow the steps on How to make a repair request

Note: Tenants are responsible for putting new batteries in chirping smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors. Tenants are responsible for replacing non-working lightbulbs.

Smoke or Carbon Monoxide Detector Chirping or Beeping? Here’s What to do


For a real emergency: 911

Ithaca Police Dept: (607) 272-9973

If you need something related to the house urgently call this number and include your name, address and apt #, and concern:

  • ‪Carla at 607-261-1949‬



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