How Does Cremation Work?
The cremation process is straightforward. It takes approximately 7 to 10 days.
The majority of the time required is waiting for the state and county to authorize cremation. This authorization is provided directly to Sunshine Cremation and is in the form of a permit that we pay for.
It is important to note that a fundamental difference between Sunshine Cremation and virtually all of the other companies in South Florida is Sunshine Cremation pays for the cost of the required permits, often called the Medical Examiner Permit Fee, while other funeral homes and cremation providers pass the cost of this permit onto their families.
The actual cremation process takes place in a cremation chamber, also known as a retort. The deceased is placed in a cremation container, which is in turn inserted in the cremation chamber.
The cremation chamber is very hot and burns all of the carbon and water-based material. What remains after a few hours is bone, which is calcium-based and generally does not burn.
The cremains is placed in a machine and ground into fine material, i.e., the cremains is converted into fine ash.
Cremains are then placed in an urn, and the urn is delivered to the family.