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How Long It Takes for Cremation to Play Out 

Published: March 27, 2023
by ARN Funeral & Cremation Services
cremation services in Carmel, IN

Are you going to be putting a loved one through the cremation process for the very first time? If you are, you might have a lot of questions about cremation services in Carmel, IN, and how they play out. For instance, you might be wondering how long it takes for a cremation to be over and done from start to finish. Generally speaking, most cremations will last for between one to three hours. But the exact time that cremation takes can vary depending on several different factors. Learn about these factors below. 

The size of a person 

The size of your loved one is going to play a huge part in how long their Carmel, IN cremation, lasts. If your loved one was a very short and petite person, their cremation is obviously going to end quicker than if your loved one was a very tall and heavy person. The funeral home that you're working with should be able to tell you just how much of an impact your loved one's size will have on the length of their cremation. 

The temperature inside a cremation chamber 

The temperature inside a cremation chamber isn't always the same. In some cases, it'll hover right around 1,500 degrees Fahrenheit. In other cases, it'll rise up to over 2,000 degrees Fahrenheit. The temperature will depend on everything from the time that a cremation takes place to the settings that a crematory uses. A funeral home should be able to tell you what temperature will be used for your loved one's cremation if you're interested in finding out how it'll affect the length of it. 

The cremation container that is used 

More often than not, families will opt to have their loved ones' bodies placed into very basic combustible cremation containers. These containers are used to transport a person's body into a cremation chamber. They're also designed to speed up the cremation process slightly by getting things moving. There are, however, some families who will ask to use cremation caskets that can take a little longer to cremate. If your family is going to do this, your loved one's cremation might end up taking longer than it normally would. 

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The cremation process a funeral home employs 

Every funeral home handles cremations a little bit differently. Some have cremation processes in place that will play out over longer periods of time. You might want to ask your funeral home which cremation process they use so that you're able to factor it into the equation when trying to calculate how long your loved one's cremation will take. It'll give you a better sense of how long you'll need to wait for your loved one's cremation to be over. 

Do you have additional questions about Carmel, IN cremations that you would like to get answers to? Our funeral home can provide you with all the answers you're looking for. Give us a call now to speak with a cremation specialist from our facility about your family's cremation concerns. 


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