During a recent import(update) of Contacts, we had the "Account Name" field overwritten with Organization Accounts that should have gone into Primary Affiliation. Originally, the Account field held Households as we are using the Household account model. I need to understand what the default behavior for the original household accounts is if they are no longer associated to a contact record.
I ran an export of all accounts from Data Loader to check for "IsDeleted" = true, and returned nothing, and searching in global search has not turned up any Household accounts with our naming conventions. Knowing this, it looks like we did not delete records by making this change, but the households do not appear to exist. Changing the Account also did not generate any activity history as we are not tracking this.
I can't find any documentation on either default behavior of households no longer associated to contacts, or if there is a way to restore the Account. Is there something I'm missing or failing to consider in this scenario?