The Cremation Process Step by Step

The Cremation Process Step by Step

7th February 2020 Off By Ashley Sims

Whether preparing for a funeral industry career, researching for end of life planning or just curious, you want to know how the cremation process works. After signing the right documentation, here is how.

Identity checks

Identification laws vary from state to state. Even though the involved facility defines its particular procedure depending on industry recommendations, personal information is gathered, and medical professionals approve (involving a family member) the death cause. After confirmation, a fire-resistant metal tag is placed on the body – it remains there throughout the entire process and collected together with the remains for final verification.

Procedure authorization

For the cremation process to continue, the crematory must possess official permission. Most expect the individual(s) planning the final arrangements to finish paperwork in order to authorize the continuity of cremation process. Moreover, the paperwork asks for information concerning the kind of container to be used and the person to pick up the remains.

Body preparation

For a typical process of cremation, the body isn’t embalmed unless the family of the deceased request for public viewing or else other personal reasons. If the dead had surgical implants like pacemakers, they would be removed to avoid complications. Also, pieces of jewelry are taken off before the body is placed into cremation container.

Placement in cremation chamber

Cremation takes place in a rigid, combustible container where the body is exposed to high temperatures (up to 1800 degrees Fahrenheit) in order to leave behind only ashes. After that, a cooling duration is needed before handling the remains.

Ashes refinement

After the ashes have cooled, they are inspected for any metal remnants or other impurities left behind and removed by hand or strong magnet. The ashes are then taken to a cremulator (or special processor) to ground them into fine powder. At this moment, the process of cremation is complete, and the body remains have been entirely prepared, cared for as well as treated with the deserved respect.

Return of the ashes

In the last step, the ashes are transferred to a container of the beneficiary’s choice. Some cremation services permit the beneficiaries to request to have them moved in either a temporary or permanent urn. A temporary urn is excellent for families working on a tight budget or planning to memorize their loved one by scattering the ashes soon.

Basically, you have options if you think Aaron cremation is the right choice for honoring your loved one. Be sure to give your loved one the respect they deserve.