If you have never had to plan cremation services in Phoenix, AZ, you might be confused about the process. Several steps go into this, and it’s important to know what they are so you understand if it’s right for your situation. We have gathered all the basics around cremation processes in this article so you can make a decision that is appropriate for your loved one, and here’s more.

What are the Steps?

The first thing that’s going to take place is the individual’s body will be brought to the Crematory for identification. Whoever is bringing the individual there will need to make sure that they are correctly identified and that the appropriate paperwork is filled out to start the process so they can be cremated.

The next step is that the body will need to be prepared, and this is generally done at the facility, including cleaning and dressing the individual. In most cases, the body will not be embalmed unless there will be viewing, and it needs to be held for a few days. Any jewelry or other loose items will be removed unless otherwise requested to stay with the individual. Medical devices and prosthetics will also be removed if they have a battery, and then the individuals are placed in a vessel that is combustible but can still hold the weight of the individual.

They place the container into the cremation chamber, which will be heated up to 1800 degrees, and the breakdown process will take two to three hours and leave behind fragments of bone. The individual’s remains or check for any metal that might have been left behind, like screws or pins, and those are removed and sent for recycling. The remains will then be placed in a machine that will grind the fragments down into fine ash, then placed in a plastic bag and returned to the family.

Other Considerations

Cremation Processes ExplainedAn alternative to this is a liquid-based cremation process which can take up to 16 hours. Keep in mind if you are scheduling a cremation, you are going to need to purchase some kind of vessel or earn to house the individual remains unless you’re planning on scattering them. A standard urn can hold 3 to 9 pounds of cremated remains, so choose the suitable vessel for your situation. There are also keepsake urns for smaller individuals and pets and companion urns that can hold two individuals’ remains available on the market.

From Our Family to yours

As you can see, the cremation process has several steps to it, but now that you know how the process works, it can make it easier to make the right decision for your loved one. If you are looking for cremation services in Phoenix, AZ, we would love to help you through the process from start to finish with the highest level of compassionate care on the market. We’ve been in business since 1957 with a focus on our community so contact us today if you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment.

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