Is your family going to be cremating a loved one for the first time in the near future? You might not know what to expect when you’re carrying out their cremation services Roselle, IL. More specifically, you might not have any idea how long it will take for a funeral home to cremate your loved one. Generally speaking, it usually takes somewhere between 1 to 3 hours for a cremation to be carried out. But the exact time will depend on several key factors. Learn about them below.
Your loved one’s size is going to be one of the biggest factors when it comes to how long their Fontana, CA cremation will take. The taller and/or heavier they are, the longer their cremation is going to last. A funeral home should be able to shed some much-needed light on how long your loved one’s cremation will take based on their size. But even if you don’t end up asking about this, you should just know that your loved one’s size will play a big part in the length of their cremation process.
Before a funeral home moves your loved one’s body into a cremation chamber so that it can be cremated, they’ll place it into a cremation container. This container will be used to transport your loved one’s body around so that it’s easy for a funeral home to get it into a cremation chamber. Not all cremation containers are created equal, though, as some will take a little longer than others to get the cremation process going. Some families will also choose to place their loved ones into actual caskets for their cremations, which can result in these cremation taking even longer periods of time.
There are some crematories that will set their cremation chambers to right around 1,500 degrees Fahrenheit. There are others that will crank them up to over 2,000 degrees Fahrenheit. It all depends on what kind of cremation chambers they’re used and what they’re capable of. The temperature of a cremation chamber is another thing that will affect how long a cremation takes. The warmer a cremation chamber gets, the quicker a cremation should be.
Believe it or not, something as simple as the time when your loved one’s cremation occurs could play a role in how long their cremation lasts. Cremations that start first thing in the morning sometimes take a little longer than those that start in the afternoon since a cremation chamber won’t be warmed up yet. You should remember this when you’re in the process of planning out a loved one’s cremation.
Does your family have additional questions about cremation services Roselle, IL? Our funeral home can help answer all of them for you. Give us a call now to speak directly with a cremation specialist about your concerns.