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Yelp! Can it always be trusted to give unbiased reviews of contractors?

Yelp! Can it always be trusted to give unbiased reviews of contractors?

When it comes to relying on the forthrightness and honesty of anonymous strangers for decisions like choosing a restaurant, nail salon or dry cleaner, Yelp can be a quick source for a quick review in a pinch. For much more serious decisions, however, like the hiring of a contractor to perform work in and around your home, you may want to consider going elsewhere for reliable information.

Because of it's open format and absence of requirement for reviewers to prove who they are or that they have actually utilized the business they are reviewing, Yelp review readers may be forming an opinion based on fraudulent reviews made up by a business's competitor, disgruntled employee, or an anonymous prankster.

Yelp has actually been pulled into court under a class action lawsuit and (criticized in the past for the byzantine methods) it uses to sort reviews on individual business pages. According to the site's FAQ, "Yelp's default sort order takes a number of factors into account and reflects our own attempt to present reviews in a meaningful order. For example, we'll favor reviews from your friends and the users you follow. The sort algorithm does not take into account whether the business is an advertiser or not."

By the same token, the "Yelp sort" has an insidious monetary element. Yelp salespeople have been known to call businesses with offers to push bad reviews far down the list, if they'll agree to pay to advertise.

In essence Yelp cheats both businesses and consumers through practices designed to benefit only Yelp. For a more reliable way to review a contractor before hiring them, it's best to turn to sources developed for contractors - like Angie's List, Home Advisor, and the like.

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What Your Neighbors Say About Gator Clean

Danielle and Kelly Did an awesome job on my carpet. Only men live here and the carpet was tarnished but they brought it back to life almost looks brand new. Great job guys.

Dewaine Lyals
May 26, 2020

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Review from Google

What a difference! Great job and super friendly!

Z.Marie Armstrong
April 28, 2020

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Review from Google

I feel so blessed to have found Gator Clean. Kelli and Danielle were very nice, professional, focused and punctual. It was obvious they knew what they were doing. Great job. Thank you. Carolyn Meadows

Carolyn Meadows
February 20, 2020

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Review from Google

Danielle and Kelly were so great! They had my dryer vent with over 12 years of garbage cleaned out in under an hour. What a fire hazard that could’ve been. My dryer was no longer drying my laundry because the vent was completely blocked. Don’t be like me, Clean out your vents every year people!!

Megan Morton
December 10, 2019

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One of the best duct cleaning companies I've ever worked with. As a mold remediation professional I've called on them to help my personal clients many times. They are always on time, fairly priced and very professional. Their reliability and consistent results, is unlike any other I've worked with. Highly recommended. Thank you Gator Clean!

Joseph Yablonsky
December 3, 2019

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Gator Clean

Gator Clean is a residential and commercial carpet and tile cleaning company, serving Lake, Sumter, Marion and surrounding counties.

(352) 508-4556

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