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Carpet washing piers and the drying of carpets
The carpet piers on the shores of Helsinki are open in the summer months. Carpets can usually be washed on the piers from the beginning of May, when the washing facilities are made available after the winter.
There are drying presses near the piers with which you can squeeze most of the water out of the wet carpets. There are also drying racks for carpets near the washing facilities.
The city will not build new carpet washing piers anymore. The current piers are in such a good condition that they will serve their purpose for several years.
Carpet washing piers in Helsinki on the map
Pukinmäki carpet washing place
The first and so far only dry land carpet washing place in Helsinki is located in Pukinmäki. The washing place is located near the Vantaanjoki river, and the grey water goes to the sewer, instead of eutrophicating the waterways.
The Pukinmäki washing facility is open from early May to mid-September every day from 7 am to 9 pm.
The carpet washing place is located in the Pukinmäki waterfront park, near the Pukinmäenkaari and Tapaninvainiontie roundabout.
Address: Pukinmäen rantapuisto, Simpukkakuja 2, 00780 Helsinki
Services at the carpet washing place
The Pukinmäki carpet washing place has 16 smaller basins (width 120 cm) and four larger basins (width 270 cm). The clean water comes from a tap and is sprayed onto the carpet along the entire width of the basin. There are also drying racks and a drying press on the site.
The terrain is flat, which makes the carpet washing place accessible to people of all ages and physical abilities. There is also a small seating area with benches for snacking nearby. There is a parking area nearby that is shared with the allotment garden.