How to remove bathtub knobs for cleaning?

I need to know how to remove the knobs on bathtub fixtures to clean. They are nasty and I’m not sure how to take them off. Thank you. Ginger Shelley

  2 answers
  • Spray them with vinegar or CLR. What type of knobs do you have?

  • Zard Pocleeb Zard Pocleeb on Jan 17, 2019

    There are a couple of ways that holds them on. With one type the knobs will have some kind of trim piece covering the screws. Many times they are marked with a ‘H’ or a ‘C’. They can normally can be popped off using something sharp such as a utility knife or a pocket knife. Once the trim is removed the screws should be right there staring you in the face.


    The other type has a recessed screw in the side. With these you just remove the screw.


    Below are pictures of both types.