Why Ventura County Cremation Service
Over 50 percent of deceased bodies in Ventura county, California are cremated and over one third of bodies in the whole United States are cremated. Ventura County Cremation is not an alternative to a funeral but rather another option instead of a coffin burial. Cremation is the process of decomposing dead human remains into a chemical state through the processes of fire, oxidation, and vaporization. Individuals can either cremate the body and have a cremation ceremony or have a casket ceremony followed by a cremation burial after. Unlike a burial, the ashes of loved ones can be spread in many different locations as well as place. Cremated ashes do not pose any health risk to the living so it is a safe alternative. Cremation is practiced around the world in crematoriums and in some countries they even do open air cremations.
Is Ventura County Cremation right for you?
There are many reasons why people choose cremation over a tradition burial. The loss of a loved one is difficult enough having an underground burial can make it much harder. It is a lot simpler to have the remains cremated rather than buried. Some people don’t like the thought of the bodies decomposing slowly underground and would rather have instantaneous decomposition of the body.
The low cost of cremation is also very appealing to many people. Portability also makes cremation an easier choice if the living relatives live in a different state it is a lot easier to spread the ashes in various places rather than shipping the body. Cremated remains also take up a lot less space than a burial yard because lots of ashes can be stored at a columbarium. Lastly, when bodies are left to decompose it can make the soil infertile. Burials waste large amounts of land as well as making it unusable in the future.
The Ventura County Cremation Process
The process of cremating a human body is fairly basic but it does differ from place to place. Some of the factors that can cause change are the overall size and weight of the body, the lean muscle mass to fat ratio, quality of the cremation chamber, temperature, and the casket the body was placed in. To cremate a human body the cremation chamber must be preheated to 1400-1800 degrees Fahrenheit. The body is quickly transferred into the chamber inside a combustible coffin. Then the heat decomposes the flesh and dries the bones out until it all crumbles into ash. This all takes place during one burn.
However, a second after burn can sometimes take place to assure everything is decomposed. During this process the fumes are emitted through an exhaust system and leave virtually no smell or emissions. The overall time it takes to cremate a body inside a cremation chamber changes from case to case.
California State and Federal Cremation Laws in Ventura County
- Cremated remains must be removed from the Urn or container before they are dispersed
- Ashes cannot be displaced on a pier, harbor, or beach
- Cremated ashes can be spread in the ocean only once you’ve reached or pass 3 nautical miles off shore
- Ashes cannot be displaced in a river, lake , or stream
- Remains may be stored at home
- Scattering of cremated ashes on private and public property vary from place to place and should be double checked with local authorities beforehand.
We service these cities in Ventura County
-Camarillo -Ventura -Newbury Park -Thousand Oaks -Westlake -Agoura Hils -Moorpark -Somis -Santa Pauala –
93010 – 93001 – 93002 – 93003 – 93006 -93005 – 93004 – 93252 – 93225 –
Here is a quick video explain how Ventura County Cremation works.