Cremating a human body is not something that can be done quickly. With the nature of cremation, it is important to consider how long each process takes so you know what will go into your estimate for costs. The time from start to finish with cremation services typically goes as follows:
First, there are necessary preparations in terms of cleaning out any medical devices or prostheses that might have been implanted or used by the deceased person such as pacemakers or other implants. This ensures they don’t explode when exposed to extreme heat during the burning process; these items also need removing because they cannot burn properly at very high temperatures (this would leave an uncleanable residue). no special care needs taken with artificial joints but they might need removing if the family does not want them in the cremated remains.
Next, there is a cooling-off period of typically 15 minutes to one hour before everything can be brought into the actual cremation chamber itself where temperatures range from 1400°C to 1800°C (2552°F – 3216°F). This ensures that all flammable materials are removed and nothing accidentally combusts prior to actually being placed inside.
Once everything has cooled down, then you will see something like this: Once these steps have been completed, it’s time for what many people consider when thinking about funerals or final rites – viewing and religious ceremonies. Often times though individuals may choose simply having the body present in a casket or urn for family and close friends to pay their respects.
After that, the cremation process itself will begin which is when your loved one’s remains are placed into the main chamber where temperatures of 1400°C-1800°C (2552°F – 3216 °F) will be reached. This can take anywhere from 90 minutes up to three hours depending on how large the individual was and whether they were fully intact after medical devices had been removed as mentioned before without damaging any implants. For example, it might only take around two hours if someone has passed away recently but unfortunately not everyone passes away naturally or quickly so this could go on longer than usual since often times there may need to be other preparations done beforehand.
After the cremation process is complete, it takes another hour for them to cool down before removing any remains that might be left behind and processing these into a more fine powder like substance using special equipment within the machine itself (this can take about 30 minutes). Now you are ready to move onto packaging of what’s been processed which includes either placing your loved one’s ashes in an urn or casket if they had chosen this as their final resting place prior to passing away or scattering at sea, etc. This step typically only takes around 15 minutes but may need longer depending on how many pieces were turned into ash from being burned so intensely at such high temperatures. It also depends on whether there will be additional costs for the urn or casket itself vs. returning in a simple box as well (some people do not want an expensive funeral and just need their loved one’s ashes to return home after cremation).
Once everything has been prepared, you will have your final resting place for your loved one ready within around two hours from start to finish but can take longer depending on other preparations that might need doing beforehand like removing medical implants or prostheses so they don’t explode under extreme heat exposure during the process. There are also some family members who choose having memorial services before any cremating takes place at all which could add another hour onto preparation time in terms of cleaning out certain items such as pacemakers to bringing them into the actual cremation chamber.
During this entire process, you won’t be able to view your loved one’s remains but we do encourage families to take the time and sit down with a funeral representative prior to cremation so that they can go over all details smoothly beforehand rather than waiting until after everything has been completed (even if it is just for peace of mind). We also recommend having an open dialogue about what their final wishes were – whether animal or human ashes are preferred as well because sometimes family members might not know which option was chosen in advance especially when someone passes away suddenly without warning.
In addition, we recommend asking about any existing medical implants or prostheses that will need to be removed before the cremation process itself (this does take time and can slow down how quickly your loved one is returned back home). For example – it takes around 30 minutes for someone who has been fitted with an artificial hip replacement since there are different ways in which this might have been done in terms of what materials were used. It could involve having to break through into a bone area as well if the death was not expected which means even more procedures would need to be completed beforehand compared to when they die without warning overnight.