If you have pipes wrapped in white insulation, it could be asbestos and very harmful if disturbed. We at Decon specialize in removing asbestos insulation. Even the toughest jobs are no problem for Decon Environmental.
Its easy to understand why asbestos was widely used in building construction in Toronto and Southern Ontario until about 1980. This rock-based material had great insulating properties while providing excellent fireproofing measures too.