Good to Know: 207 Kelvin Place

GAS AND ELECTRIC

TRASH AND RECYCLING

Trash and recycling is picked up early Friday mornings. Please put Thursday night trash pickup as a recurring event on your calendar to bring your trash cans. The shared outdoor trash and recycling totes are on the driveway side of the house. Please do your best to separate clean recyclables and trash and keep everything in the closed totes. It is nicer for everyone.

MAIL AND PACKAGES
The mailboxes are on the front porch screwed to the post and are marked per apartment. Packages get delivered to the front porch of the house.
PARKING
  • The driveway in the back of the house is available for 8 cars. First come first serve and you need to get a parking pass from the admin to be able to park in the lot. Guest parking is not permitted.
  • There is a shed for covered bike storage.

LAUNDRY

Watch this video on how to use a coin-op laundry machine/dryer.




There is a trash can in the laundry room for dryer lint and other laundry trash.

CIRCUIT RESET

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.

  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.
    3. If there is no GFI outlet involved, find your apt’s breaker box location below. Reset your breaker with an orange band. Just flip that one circuit to one side, and then back to its original position. That’s it. Please watch this video and follow the instructions carefully.

INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEOS

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.




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THERMOSTAT AND RADIATORS

The thermostat for apts 1-3 is in Apt#1. Apt B and #4 have separate thermostats. It is important that you leave your windows closed for the duration of the heating season. If you open your window, the hot air escapes, the furnace works harder, and someone else in the house gets too hot in their apt. Please keep your windows closed October – May.

How to Increase and Decrease Heat to Radiators? Please watch the video and follow the instructions carefully.




REPAIRS

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

PHONE NUMBERS

For a real emergency: 911

Ithaca Police Dept: (607) 272-9973

If you have an urgent request or issue call this number and include your name, address and apt #, and concern:

  • ‪Carla at 607-261-1949‬

 

VIDEO OF YOUR APT JUST BEFORE MOVE IN: