At this point, most people are at least vaguely familiar with what cremation is and what it’s all about. But not everyone knows exactly what takes place when the cremation process begins. If you’re thinking about choosing cremation services in Sarasota, FL over burial services or if you’re getting ready to cremate a loved one, you should learn all about the cremation process before moving forward. When planning cremation services, there are a few steps that are involved in the process. Find out about the steps involved in the process below.
Step 1: Identification
Before a person’s body is cremated, it’s very important for a crematory to properly identify the person once they’re brought in from a Sarasota, FL funeral home. Each crematory has its own identification process in place. It’s used to ensure that the person who is being cremated is who they are supposed to be. During this part of the process, a crematory will also seek the proper authorization from the person’s family so that they can move forward with their cremation.
Step 2: Preparation
Once a person’s body has been properly identified, the next thing that a crematory will do is prepare their body for cremation. To do this, they’ll take off any jewelry that the person is wearing and remove any medical devices from them. They’ll also put them into whatever clothing their family chose to have them cremated in. By doing these things, they’ll make sure that a person’s body is cremated in a timely fashion without any issues. They’ll then finish things off by placing a person’s body into a cremation container that is made up of different combustible materials.
Step 3: Cremation
After a person’s body has been put into a cremation container, it’ll be time for the actual cremation to begin. The heat inside of a cremation chamber will be turned up to at least 1,400 degrees Fahrenheit, and in some cases, it’ll be turned up as high as 2,000 degrees Fahrenheit. When the chamber reaches that temperature, a person’s body will then be placed into it and left to cremate for about two hours. The cremation itself may take longer than that if a person is on the tall or heavy side.
Step 4: Finalization
When a person’s body is finished being cremated, a magnet will be used to remove any metal fragments that might be left behind in the person’s remains. The remains are then ground up into what people think of when they think of ashes. The ashes are transferred to a container or an urn after that’s done and then given to a person’s family. The family will then have to decide what to do with them next. The remains can be taken home with the family, buried in a cemetery, placed into a columbarium, or scattered in a special place.
Are you interested in finding out more about how the best cremation services in Sarasota, FL plays out? Maloney Funeral Home LLC can walk you through the steps involved with the process in more detail if you would like. Contact us today for additional information on cremation.