Answers to Your Questions about Cremation

Cremation services are becoming a common way to lay a loved one to rest. If you are considering cremation in Oakland , Chapel of the Chimes has many years of experience to offer you. If you have questions about how cremation services work, continue reading to find a few answers.


What Happens During Cremation?

The casket or container is placed in a cremation chamber, where it is left for about two hours. This is how long it takes for all organic matter to be consumed by heat. The remaining fragments, known as the cremains, are then removed from the cremation chamber and placed into a temporary container or an urn. Cremations are done individually and are carefully tracked to ensure control and identification throughout the entire process.

Is Preparation Required Before Cremation?

If you decide to have a public viewing or funeral service before beginning the cremation process, the remains will need to be stored or embalmed to prevent decomposition. The body will also need to be refrigerated or embalmed if it needs to be transported by air or rail.

How Do Cremation Services Work?

Although it is not required, many people choose to hold funeral services before, during, or after the cremation. It completely depends on how you wish to commemorate the life of your loved one.

What Do I Do with Cremated Remains?

The cremated remains can be kept at one of the many cemeteries in Oakland, taken home and displayed in an urn, or scattered at a place that was special to the deceased individual. Remember to check local regulations before scattering in a public place.

To learn more about the cremation services we offer at Chapel of the Chimes in Oakland, please visit our website or call us at (510) 654-0123. Our caring staff can provide additional information about our cremation services in Northern California.