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Common Misconceptions About Cremation Services

Whether you expected the loss of your loved one or it came as a complete surprise, there’s a strong chance you aren’t fully aware of what goes into cremation services in Toledo. This is not your fault, of course. In fact, most people have false misconceptions about what occurs during cremation services. This is often the case because the majority of us have not had to plan a cremation service for our loved ones. Therefore, the bulk of what we think about in regards to cremation, we learn from the media. The truth is, the more we understand about cremation services, the easier it is to judge whether or not it’s the right choice for us or our loved one. So to help you separate fact from fiction, we’ve made a list of some common myths associated with cremation services.

Myth #1: Cremation Services are More Affordable Than Burials

When looking directly at the average costs, cremation services typically are more affordable than traditional burials. However, there are a lot of variables that go into this and help determine the final costs. The price difference comes out of a result of the extra purchases that often go along with traditional burials such as embalming, a casket, and a plot of land to bury the deceased in. However, if you choose a more standard casket, already have a family plot, and don’t go with embalming, then the price evens out quite a bit.

Myth #2: Fire is Used for Cremation Services

Chances are, when you think about cremation services and the actual cremation process, you think of a human-sized furnace that shoots out fire to create the ashes. This is the visual most often used by movies and TV, however, it’s not correct. While cremation services use high temperatures, it does not use fire to get the remains down to the ashy state. The high temperatures turn the body into “ashes” and those ashes are then compressed and returned to the family in a container of some kind.

Myth #3: Your Cremation Remains May be Mixed Up with Someone Else

It’s one of the most common jokes associated with cremation services, but in reality, this never happens. That’s because not only are their very strict standards put into identifying the remains, but there are also stern laws in place that only allow one body to be cremated at a time. Those standards remove the chance of being handed over as someone else or mixed with another person.

If you’ve like to know what really goes into cremation services and what to expect when you choose this route, then we suggest coming into Habegger Funeral Services and speaking with one of our funeral directors who will be glad to answer any of your questions. All of our information comes without any pressure to commit to anything. When it’s time, give us a call at (419) 214-2622 or stop by and meet us at 2001 Consaul St. Toledo, OH 43605.

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