Frequently Asked Questions About Cremation


Many people now prefer cremation to traditional burial since it is affordable and environmentally friendly. However, before you decide to cremate your loved one, it is important to understand a few things about cremation services. 

Here are answers to some frequently asked questions about cremation.

What is Cremation?

Cremation involves removing carbon components from the deceased using hot furnaces or chemicals. The remains of furnace cremation are reduced to ashes and packed in an urn.

Can the Family Be Present During Cremation?

Normally, cremation services allow family members to be present when the deceased is being placed in the furnace chamber. However, viewing policies vary by facility, and therefore you should consult your cremation service provider in advance.

Why Is Cremation Popular?

Cremation is popular for a number of reasons. Here are a few reasons why cremation is preferred:

  • Affordable
  • Time-efficient
  • Environment friendly
  • Acceptable in different religions and faiths

What Preparations Are Necessary Before Cremation?

The preparations depend on whether your family will view the body before cremation. For instance, if you want to view the body, the cremation services clean and embalm the deceased. However, if your family does not request to view the body, cremation services will only clean the body. If you have any requests on how you would prefer the body to be prepared, communicate with your cremation services in advance. Your cremation services will let you know what is acceptable and what is not acceptable.

Do You Require a Coffin for the Cremation?

A coffin is necessary when you want to have a funeral service to transport the deceased. Similarly, caskets allow for easy body viewing. Unique casket designs can be used to express care and add beauty to the funeral ceremony before the cremation.

Can Two Cremations Be Carried Out Simultaneously?

Usually, cremation chambers cannot accommodate two bodies at once, meaning it is impossible to have two cremations simultaneously. Similarly, state laws generally do not allow for multiple-body cremations.

How Can My Family Be Sure We Will Receive the Right Ashes?

Cremation facilities have precise techniques to minimize errors. For example, most facilities carry out body identification before cremation to ensure clients receive the correct ashes. The cremation services usually tag the body with a unique steel disk that can easily be identified after cremation. 

Above are the answers to some frequently asked questions about cremation. You can either select furnace cremation or liquid cremation, depending on your preferences. If you have any additional questions about cremation, do not hesitate to ask a cremation service near you.


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