Aquamation, or water cremation for pets, is a gentle and environmentally responsible alternative to traditional fire cremation.
What is Aquamation or water cremation?
Also more scientifically known as alkaline hydrolysis, aquamation is a method of cremation that uses water and alkali to reduce a deceased pet's remains to bone fragments. It is the same process that occurs as part of the natural process when a pet's body is laid to rest in the soil. The process takes place over several hours in a chamber that is heated to approximately 208 degrees Fahrenheit and filled with a mixture of 95% water and 5% alkali.
The remains are placed in the chamber and the process takes place over a period of 16-20 hours, breaking down the body and leaving behind only the bones. The bones are then ground into a fine powder, which can be returned to the family as ashes.
Our service area extends North to some parts of Marysville and South to Tukwila. We also service the Eastside including Redmond, Woodinville, and Bellevue. Please review our service area map for details. Rates and services will vary based on availability and location within our service area. Please call for more information.
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