Funeral and Aquamation Services in Boiling Springs, NC
Aquamation: Is it Right for You?
Many people want to return the remains back to mother nature, but they are worried about the environmental impact of cremation. If you are looking for an alternative solution, then aquamation in Boiling Springs, NC is a great service to consider. This gentle process uses water instead of heat, following the same process that occurs in nature when a person is laid to rest in the soil. “Alkaline hydrolysis” is the official name for this service. Organic materials in the body are carefully and naturally broken down using the right combination of temperature, gentle water flow, and alkalinity.
When the aquamation process is finished, the inorganic materials left from the bones are processed into a powder so the remains can be put in an urn. This processing step is the same service completed after a body is reduced using flame cremation.
These are some of the benefits available by choosing aquamation instead of cremation:
- Reducing in energy usage compared to heat-based cremation
- No emissions to pollute the planet
- Eliminates the need to burn fossil fuels
- A larger amount of ash is available for delivery to the family
Environmental concerns are often the main reasons people choose aquamation over cremation and traditional burial. By working with the science and natural processes, it’s possible to lay a person to rest while minimizing pollution and the use of fossil fuels. Not only is aquamation offered for humans, but we also provide aquamation services for pets as well.
Supportive Services with Aquamation
One of the benefits of choosing a funeral home that offers aquamation is that you can pair this service with other services as well. Aquamation is just one portion of the service – you also have the opportunity to hold a ceremony with friends and family. You can even have a viewing before the service, including embalming if you’d like an open-casket gathering.
Ultimately, our goal is to offer a personalized service for every family. We honor your needs and work hard to create funeral services that are a perfect fit for your values and preferences.
Preparing for Funeral Services
What support do you need when preparing for
upcoming funeral services? During this challenging time, it’s essential that
you are working with a caring, experienced funeral planning team. We are here
to provide immediate assistance when you know that funeral services are
required. Some families reach out to plan last-minute services, while others
have a little more notice and can prepare in advance.
Another option is for individuals to get started with pre-planning services. If you would like to make your wishes known, then talk to us about preplanning. Through this process, you can finalize the event and feel good knowing that you aren’t leaving the burden on your family after you are gone.
Contact us today to schedule a consultation with our funeral home. We’re here to answer your questions about funeral and aquamation in Boiling Springs, NC.
Funeral & Cremation
Is cremation a substitute for a funeral?
No, cremation is an alternative to earth burial or entombment for the body's final disposition and often follows a traditional funeral service. We can assist you with the necessary information for a funeral with a cremation following or a memorial service. Learn More.
Can I still have viewing and funeral services with cremation?
Absolutely! We encourage you to do so. Choosing cremation only indicates how you would like to care for your loved one after the service and doesn’t exclude you from celebrating and honoring their life in any way. Learn More About Cremation.
Is embalming required by law?
No. Except in rare circumstances, embalming is not required by law. Most funeral homes do not permit public viewing without embalming. If you opt to not use embalming, oftentimes we can offer families the opportunity for a private viewing prior to burial with minimal preparation excluding embalming. Learn More.