Understanding the Cremation Process

By: David Tindall
Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Cremation has become a popular choice in the recent years because it is both affordable and convenient. However, many still hesitate to make the choice because they don’t understand the cremation process well. At Tindall Funeral Home, we are always willing to provide clients with all the information they need so you can feel confident in your decision. Here’s a brief introduction to what you should know about this process:

1. Preparing for the Cremation

The funeral home performs a number of tasks before the body can be legally cremated. The first task is usually organizing the wake, memorial, or a similar service. Embalming the body is optional and most people choose not to do that for cremation. The next step is to get legal permission to perform the cremation.

2. Preparing the Body

After the visitation and documentation are done, the body is prepared for a cremation. All jewelry and similar items are removed from the deceased person to ensure the cremation happens safely. The body is then placed inside a cremation casket made from softwood, which means it’s ready for the next step.

3. Cremation

The body is placed inside a cremation chamber and the door is sealed shut tightly. Once that’s done, the cremation chamber is ignited and goes through a slow warm-up process until it reaches the required temperature of 2,000°F. A body takes nearly 2 hours to be reduced to ash and bone fragments.

4. Post Cremation

The chamber is allowed to cool down for 30 minutes before the remains are retrieved from it. All metal fragments like screws, nails, or surgical pins are removed from the remains before the bone fragments are placed in a motorized processor to be ground down. This powder is referred to as ashes or cremains, which is handed over to the family.

Contact us at Tindall Funeral Home through our online form or call (315) 468-5521 if you want to know about our cremation services and need advice on different services.

Leave a comment
Name*:
Email:
Comment*:
Please enter the numbers and letters you see in the image.

Comments

Please wait

Previous Posts

Memorial Service Ideas For Families Who Choose Cremation

If your family has chosen cremation for a loved one that has just passed, there are a number of different memorial service options to choose from. A memorial service may also be known as a remembra...

Tips For Making It Through The Holiday Season When You Feel Depressed

During the holidays, it is but natural after the death of a loved one to feel overwhelmed with the memories of the joyful time spent during the previous holidays. Here are some tips that may help y...

Digital Life After Death - What You Need to Know

In the world of digital technology, there is hardly an aspect of your life that remains untouched by the internet. With digital interactions like personal conversations, online shopping, social med...

What is Actually Involved in Pre-planning Your Funeral?

Accepting that death is a part of life is the first step of pre-planning a funeral. Not everyone finds it easy to think about their own death. But as people observe the stress of making funeral arr...

Remembering The Departed At Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a time for festivities. People spend joyous moments with family and friends with lots of food and fun. They also reminiscence about their loved one who is no more with them but whos...

Ideas for Memorializing Your Loved One After The Service

Tindall Funeral Home has been around since 1904 and is located in Syracuse NY. We have always been dedicated to providing our services to those going through challenging times. Our reputation ...

The Physical Symptoms of Grief and How to Handle Them

When you are dealing with the death of a loved one, the grief and sorrow that you feel can manifest themselves in a number of different ways. These emotions aren’t easy to understand no matter how ...

Should I Pre-Pay for My Funeral?

It isn’t uncommon for people to feel uncomfortable at the thought of death and very few will discuss the idea of their own death. However, today the concept of pre-paying for funerals is becoming m...

The Importance of Honoring Your Loved One’s Final Wishes

It can be very overwhelming to deal with the death of a loved one. Family and close friends of the departed soul have a tough time with managing their grief and all the planning and organizing of t...

4 Simple (But Important) Things to Know about Funeral Costs

Most people don’t think about funeral expenses or the process involved so they are easily overwhelmed when they’re forced to organize one. It’s not uncommon for people to overspend, make poor choic...