What to Expect After the Cremation Takes Place

By: Tom Gallagher
Thursday, October 15, 2020

Cremations are becoming very common in the present times. They are preferred over traditional burials because they are green. However, the technicalities of cremations aren’t common knowledge. We at Nutmeg State Cremation provide this guide for people who aren’t very familiar with what to expect, post a cremation procedure.

Cremation Or Burial?

Cremations and conventional burials are different processes. The former takes place in around 2-3 hours, through the process of disintegration by heat while decomposition through burials takes a very long time. Cremations have their pros like portability and affordability and are considered more environmentally friendly.

Cremation Aftermath?

Cremation takes place inside a chamber after which the remains are cooled to normal temperature. After proper required safety and health precautions are completed, the remains are transferred to a plastic bag. The ashes are then placed in a cremation urn or handed over to the family through any preferred container for disposal.

What Happens With The Metal?

After the cremation takes place and the ashes are cooled, the remains are checked for metal with a detector.  These metal remains are then recycled.

What Are The Remains?

Post cremation, the remains left behind are mainly fragments of bone and tooth. These, however, aren’t directly transferred into the plastic bag. They are ground inside a cremulator until ash-like powder is formed. These powdered ashes known as ‘cremains’ are then stored inside a cremation urn.

Where Do You Keep The Ashes?

The ashes’ disposal can be done in various, as per your preference. People preserve the remains by burying them in their backyard or storing them in a columbarium. Some also prefer scattering these ashes at sea or places of significance. People also convert them into memorabilia as a form of remembrance.

We at Nutmeg State Cremation offer cremation services and we hope this guide helped you understand the process better. For more information, feel free to contact us.

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