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May 20 2019

5 Questions You Should Ask Funeral Homes Before Working With Them

When you’re looking around at different funeral homes for your loved one, it can be challenging trying to narrow down your search. Ask the right questions to make your decision easier.

Are you thinking about pre-planning funeral services for yourself? Or did you just find out that you’re going to need to plan a funeral for a loved one who passed away? There are plenty of funeral homes in West Valley City, UT that can help with both of these things. But before you choose one funeral home over all the rest, do your due diligence and ask each of your options as many questions as you can to make sure they’re a good fit. Take a look at 5 good questions to ask a funeral home prior to agreeing to work with them below.

How long has your funeral home been around?

When you work with a funeral home, you want to know that they have the necessary experience to help you with West Valley City, UT funeral arrangements. If a funeral home just opened last year or even within the last few years, they might not have a highly skilled staff that knows the ins and outs of the industry. Check to see when a funeral home first opened and how many funerals they’ve helped plan over the years.

What funeral services do you offer?

Just about all funeral homes offer the basics as far as services are concerned. They can help you plan out a traditional burial for a loved one if that’s what they wanted. But cremation services have also become very popular in recent years, and they are not offered by every funeral home. Furthermore, there are some funeral homes that offer cremation to their clients but don’t perform cremations themselves. It’s a good idea to get a full breakdown of all the services a funeral home can provide before you start planning a funeral with them.

Who will be in charge of helping me make funeral arrangements?

As you pre-plan or plan a funeral, you’re going to need to rely on the funeral home you choose to provide you with funeral directors who know what they’re doing. These funeral directors will walk you through the planning process and help you make important decisions. Find out exactly who the funeral directors are at a funeral home and make sure you feel comfortable working with them prior to giving your business to one funeral home over all the others.

Do you allow families to personalize funerals?

There are more and more families who are personalizing their loved ones’ funeral services at the time of their death. Instead of holding a very traditional funeral with the basics, they’re taking steps to make their loved ones’ funeral services unique. If you want to personalize your own funeral or a funeral for a loved one, make sure the funeral home that you pick will allow it.

How much do your services cost?

You should not choose a funeral home simply because they provide you with the most affordable prices. You might not get the best service from this funeral home. But you should obviously consider the costs associated with planning a funeral with different funeral homes. Look for a funeral home that will deliver a fair price along with excellent services.

At Larkin Mortuary, we would be more than happy to answer any and all questions you might have about our funeral home. We can handle questions about both traditional burials and West Valley City, UT cremation services. Give us a call at (801) 363-5781 today to ask anything you want or come down to 260 E South Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84111 to sit with one of our funeral directors.


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