Here is a list of questions we are frequently asked, along with the answers. If you have other questions, feel free to ask.
Do you have to be in a casket when you are cremated?
No. Arizona State law only requires that the container be rigid and suitable for cremation.
Do you cremate caskets?
Yes. We do this on a regular basis as long as the casket is cremation friendly.
What happens to the casket in a cremation?
Because of the intense heat and air flow, all non-metal parts are consumed.
How hot do the retorts (cremation ovens) get?
Between 1,600° and 1,800° Fahrenheit.
How long does a cremation take?
Between one and three hours, depending on the weight of the individual and the temperature of the retort.
What happens to medical implants?
Depending on the material, they are either consumed by the heat or disposed of in a proper manner.
What is left after the cremation process?
Calcified bone material and fragments. This material is usually processed into a fine powder unless otherwise instructed by the family.
How much do the cremated remains weigh?
It depends on the bone structure of the individual, but it is usually around 5% of body weight.
Can I watch the process?
Family members can view the initiation of the process through a witness cremation.
How do we know we are receiving the right cremated remains?
Paradise Memorial Crematorys use of the Cremation Tracker system and use of Numbered ID discs assures you that you are receiving the correct cremated remains.
Can we view our loved one prior to the cremation taking place?
Yes. We have a very comfortable viewing room that will allow you and your family private time to be together prior to the cremation taking place. We Also offer a service that allows the family to view the start of a loved ones cremation via a window from the comfort of our viewing room.